Published: Saturday February 9, 2013 MYT 9:14:00 PM
Updated: Saturday February 9, 2013 MYT 11:42:31 PM
Najib fetes senior citizens, disabled, orphans in conjunction with CNY
KAJANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak feted senior citizens, the disabled and orphans from five welfare homes in Selangor to a high tea function Saturday, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year.
Najib, accompanied by his youngest son, Nor Ashman, spent about an hour at the event organised by Selangor Barisan Nasional.
He tossed the yee sang, a dish symbolising prosperity and all things auspicious, with more than 500 guests.
Rousiianna Karina Lim, 71, from the Sri Kenangan Home in Cheras, described the meeting with Najib as "a wish come true".
"This is the first time I'm meeting Datuk Seri Najib and I am so happy because I have always wanted to meet him," she said, sitting next to Najib at the event.
Ex-serviceman Awang Abdullah, also 71, said he was thrilled over Najib's presence and thanked the Prime Minister for presenting him with an ang pow.
Similar sentiments were shared by septuagenarian John Areng, who said it was his first time meeting Najib, and described it as meaningful, especially since they were celebrating Chinese New Year on Sunday.
Earlier, Najib expressed excitement to be with Penang residents to watch Korean dance phenomenon Park Jae-sang or Psy, perform his mesmerising Gangnam-style dance moves, and local singer Shila Amzah render her hits on Monday.
Psy will be the highlight of the 1Malaysia Chinese New Year Open House organised by Barisan Nasional at the Han Chiang College.
An estimated 80,000 people are expected to attend the four-hour open house, beginning 9am.
"Looking forward to delicious food in beautiful Penang tomorrow, and also excited to be with Penangites watching Psy Oppa and Shila Amzah perform," he tweeted.
On Sunday, Najib will attend a few events such as MCA's Chinese New Year Open House and high tea with Chinese community leaders. - Bernama