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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Madani Government One Year Anniversary event at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium grounds on December 8. 2023 — Picture via FACEBOOK/Anwar Ibrahim

Aidilfitri Madani events allow PM to foster closer ties, listen to grouses 

MELAKA, April 13 — The organising of Aidilfitri Madani events at various levels, especially in states, can serve as a closure to various recent issues and boost the muhibbah spirit among the multiracial society in the country.

Prime minister’s senior political secretary Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin said these include the Aidilfitri Madani events in six states that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is slated to attend.

According to Shamsul, the programmes not only serve as a platform to foster closer ties with Malaysians but provide the opportunity to clarify recent issues. 

This is to ensure the public will not be swayed by wrong information, such as those played up by the opposition or unscrupulous parties.

Johor, Sabah, Melaka, Terengganu, Kelantan and Kedah will each hold the Aidilfitri Madani event before Penang hosts the closing of the Aidilfitri celebration and Madani Rakyat programme.

“Normally, people would go to Seri Perdana in Putrajaya in past years, so we know that those programmes have certain impact. This time we have a different strategy as the prime minister wants to spend time by going to the states,” he told reporters at the Aidilfitri Madani event in Taman Bukit Piatu Mutiara, here, yesterday.

He added during the programme, Anwar would also meet and be briefed by state leaders and discuss projects that would be prioritised and require support from the Federal government.

“This method is more effective as the prime minister, as we know, likes to listen from the public directly about the issues in each state as every state has specific issues that need to be resolved, or long-standing issues that require solution,” he said.

Over 2,000 visitors from all walks of life attended yesterday’s Aidilfitri Madani event, including state leaders such as Deputy Defence Minister Adly Zahari, state executive councillor for health, human resources and unity Ngwee Hee Sem and state executive councillor for tourism, heritage, arts and culture Datuk Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman.

— Bernama

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