Najib wishes Malayalees 'Happy Onam'

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has extended Onam greetings to the Malayalee community in the country who celebrate the festival tomorrow.

"Onam Ashamsakal to all Malayalees in Malaysia who will be celebrating the Onam festival tomorrow," he said in his Twitter account today.

Onam, a harvest festival of the Malayalee community worldwide, falls during the first month of the Malayalam calendar called 'Chingam' (which corresponds to August-September).

It is celebrated to welcome a legendary emperor who, it is believed, will bring about a bountiful harvest. — Bernama