Rahman’s team gives a new spin to evergreen Raya song


PETALING JAYA: Clad in a pink baju melayu, a Barisan Nasional MP is seen trying his hand at playing the keyboard in the opening shot of a Hari Raya video.

Rolling up his sleeves, Abdul Rahman Dahlan takes his place behind a set of drums as members of his team began playing the other instruments to the tune of the festive song Suasana Hari Raya by Anuar and Elina.

Abdul Rahman is noted for his online presence, having embraced social media to communicate with the public.

He was recently appointed as minister in the Prime Minister’s Department to oversee the powerful Economic Planning Unit after three years as minister for urban wellbeing, housing and local government.

The video depicts a Hari Raya scene complete with bunga api and dodol, and members of Team RD are shown weaving ketupat and having a good time with one another. Several members of Abdul Rahman’s team also took turns to sing.

As the video ends, Abdul Rahman’s team in Sabah are shown, wishing Malaysians Selamat Hari Raya all the way from Kota Belud, his constituency and home town.

The video went online on Friday and was retweeted by Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Many commenters criticised the video on Team RD’s Facebook page but some applauded the idea of a creative video to wish Malaysians Selamat Hari Raya.