KUALA LUMPUR: Two "lions" greeted Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as she arrived at the Chinese New Year open house at the Kuala Lumpur And Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) Tuesday (Feb 5).
The lion dance, performed by the Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association, was not the only highlight of the event, however.
Food was of course, plentiful - and those attending could be seen queuing up patiently to tuck into the dishes served.
Dr Wan Azizah, who is also Women and Family Development minister, was joined by Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok, and - in a show of Chinese New Year togetherness - MCA president and Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The four joined the KLSCAH committee members to toss the yee sang, in hopes for a prosperous Year of the Pig.
Dr Wee said that Chinese New Year is a time for Malaysians to celebrate together.
"This festive season is for all Malaysians to celebrate (together) regardless of political creed and that is why at many Chinese New Year gatherings, you can see MPs and politicians from both sides.
"It's a good culture and tradition. This is the strength of Malaysia, that we can fully celebrate our diversity and we can achieve unity in diversity," he said.
More than 200 guests attended the event.
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