1500 people packed Dewan Pu Yang in Muar to attend the Jamuan Mesra Rakyat which was graced by MCA president Chua Soi Lek, senior members of MCA, BN component parties and NGOs including local residents recently.
Chua’s welcome address in Mandarin was received with cheers of support from the Chinese Malaysian community present.
The colorful event complete with lion dance and entertainment by popular singers brought cheer to the simple folks in this new village located about 6km from Bandar Muar, Bandar Di Raja.
15 financially challenged residents received aid of RM100.00 each. Five deserving individuals received wheelchairs and three others received RM800.00 each to help them make repairs to their houses and many others took home hampers after the lucky draw.
Speaking to Citizen Journalists Malaysia (CJMY), special officer to Johor Chief Minister, Chris Lee Ching Yong said that this event was organised by Community Security and Development Committee (JKKK) Bukit Bakri and MCA with a view to explain to the community some pertinent issues.
He added that a majority of Chinese Malaysians have been badly influenced by the opposition because of certain issues that they cannot see through.
Whether or not the opposition takes over the present government is entirely up to the rakyat.
The rakyat will have to pay for the consequences of choosing them, he added.