Thousands throng Raya open house of PM Najib at Seri Perdana

Prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak greeting members of the public during his Hari Raya open house at Seri Perdana on June 25, 2017.
PM Najib along with DPM Zahid Hamid, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed and Minister of Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin greeting members of public during the Hari Raya open house at Seri Perdana on June 25, 2017
MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and other MCA members greeting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak at his Seri Perdana Raya open house on June 25, 2017. — Sunpix by Asyraf Rasid
MIC President Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam and other MIC Members greeting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak at his Seri Perdana Raya open house on June 25, 2017. — Sunpix by Asyraf Rasid
Prime Minister Najib Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz sharing a light moment with members of the public during the PM's Hari Raya open house at Seri Perdana on June 25, 2017 — Sunpix by Asyraf Rasid

PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister's official residence, Seri Perdana was a sea of colours as thousands of people thronged the Hari Raya open house, here, today.

The Aidilfitri celebrations hosted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor saw guests gathering at the Seri Perdana compound as early as 9am to partake in the festivities at the open house, scheduled from 10am to 4pm.

Besides Najib and his wife Rosmah, others hosting the event included Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamid, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz and Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof along with other Cabinet members.

Najib, who appeared resplendent in a maroon-colored Baju Melayu arrived at 11.30am and took the opportunity to greet and take photographs with the guests.

In addition to members of the public, diplomats, corporate leaders, tourists as well as NGO representatives also attended the open house.

While children were given 'duit raya' cash packets, the guests were served a variety of food, mostly Raya delicacies such as satay, rendang, lemang, ketupat and nasi himpit.

Nestle Milo trucks offering drinks would be stationed at the three locations within the vicinity of Seri Perdana.

Free shuttle bus services would be provided to Seri Perdana from three locations, namely Putrajaya Sentral, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque and Putra Mosque for guests to commute.