PEKAN, Sept 18 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Saturday hosted an Aidilfitri “open house” in his Pekan constituency, and called on Malaysians to carry on the open house tradition to forge greater understanding, harmony and mutual respect in the multi-ethnic population.
“If we hold open house and receive guests regardless of race and religion, it will be a meaningful avenue to foster national unity founded on the 1Malaysia concept,” he said at the event, held at Dataran Pekan here.
The prime minister said an open house would be more meaningful if “we also open our hearts to our guests”.
Najib, who is also Umno president, reminded Umno leaders to remain humble and treat the people well when they came to them in both good times and bad.
“If we are on the right track and uphold the 1Malaysia concept, I believe the people will surely extend their support to us, especially at the time when we need it,” he said.
Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, played host to more than 50,000 people who thronged the open house from 10am to extend Aidilfitri greetings and partake in the food served at almost 100 stalls.
The Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah; the Sultanah of Pahang, Sultanah Kalsom, and the Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, attended the open house.
Also present were Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Pekan Umno Division deputy head Datuk Ishak Muhamad and heads of government departments.
The guests were entertained to songs by several artistes.
Source : Bernama