About 1,500 Pandan community leaders and residents turned up at Pandan MP Ong Tee Keat’s Deeparaya Open House at Pandan Mewah recently.
The event saw Ong handing out 100 food baskets sponsored by the women, family and community ministry to underprivileged Pandan folks.
In his keynote address, Ong said screening is important to ensure deserving targeted group receive aids from government.
“Like today, the 100 recipients’ background has been screened and they are all confirmed in the low-income or poverty group,”
He also trusted that the Satu Azam programme, which was initiated by women ministry; will help eradicate poverty in Malaysia in the long run.
The event featured a solo Indian classical dance performance and a surprise birthday cake for Ong, who turned 54 on November 22.
Ong was greeted with a Happy Birthday song and he vowed to further consolidate the local community and the country.