Thousands gather at PM’s Raya open house

Crowds lining up for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s open house at Seri Perdana in Putrajaya today. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Thousands thronged the prime minister’s official residence here today for the Aidilfitri open house hosted by Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his Cabinet members.

This is the second Hari Raya open house organised by Pakatan Harapan since the coalition won the general election last year.

Many guests gathered at the gates of Seri Perdana as early as 8.30am, with about 50,000 expected to attend.

The prime minister and his wife Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali arrived at about noon after attending the open house at Istana Negara.

Free shuttle bus services have been made available to the public at three locations – Putrajaya Sentral, Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and Masjid Putra – and 1,150 parking spaces have been provided as well.

Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo and Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook are expected to attend the open house as well.

Also expected are Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, Education Minister Maszlee Malik, Rural Development Minister Rina Harun, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub and Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad.