By Norrasyidah Arshad
KLANG, April 30 — Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari took the opportunity to showcase his ketupat weaving skills, during the preparations for the Jelajah Kita Selangor Aidilfitri open house programme in Klang, earlier today.
Taking over a minute to prepare the ketupat casing, his handiwork was observed by the residents who were working together to prepare food, at Dewan Taman Seri Kerayong in Kapar.
Amirudin also made lemang by stuffing glutinous rice in bamboo containers, as well as making the traditional Javanese dish lontong.
Accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Masdiana Muhamad, the Menteri Besar also presided over the ritual slaughter of a cow, which will be used for tonight’s meal.
The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj and the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah are scheduled to attend the open house, from 8pm to 11pm.
Jelajah Kita Selangor Aidilfitri will travel to each district, having taken place at Taman Awam Hulu Bernam in Hulu Selangor yesterday.
It will continue on May 5 at Tapak Agora Night Market in Taman Sri Nanding, Hulu Langat, and then move on to Sungai Buloh’s pasar malam site in Petaling on May 6, and to Taman Perwira Sijangkang in Kuala Langat on May 7.
Other locations include Dataran Tanah Lesen in Parit Baru, Sabak Bernam on May 12, Padang Awam Bukit Badong in Kuala Selangor on May 13, and finally at Uptown Sri Gombak on May 14, which Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is slated to attend.