PKR plans ‘message in a mooncake’

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 02 Sep 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat plans to emulate the ancient Chinese by turning the mooncake into an instrument to carry their political message. 

In launching the party’s “Reformasi Mooncake” yesterday, its vice-president Tian Chua said the Chinese mooncake festival was political in nature. 

Historically, mooncake is not just a festive delicacy but a mode of distributing “up-rising” messages among the Han Chinese in ancient China to fight the rule of the Mongols. 

“While the notes were concealed in the mooncakes in the olden days, we are putting the notes in boxes containing specially commissioned mooncakes for hygienic reason,” Tian Chua said. 

Each mooncake has the translated words of ‘Reformasi’ in Chinese pressed onto its skin, he said.  

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