BY LIZAWATI MADFA
GOMBAK, SEP 29: The tradition of helping and celebrating with the Tiong Hua community in Gombak Setia State Legislative Assembly area continues with the Moon Cake Distribution Programme in conjunction with the Mid-autumn Festival.
Its Assemblyman, Hasbullah Mohd Ridzwan said it is an annual programme to strengthen ties with the Chinese community.
He said, the council is always proactive in helping all communities without marginalising any race.
“Through this programme, we focus on meeting the Chinese community through a meet-and-greet session.
“At the same time, they could take photographs and convey any complains they have directly to us,” he said.
Last September 28, he and Gombak Setia PAS had distributed moon cakes in Taman Tasik Seri Gombak and Pasar Moden Seri Gombak.
Also present were Selayang Municipal Council Member, Azizul Abu Bakar; Gombak PAS Secretary, Fahmi Mat Som and Gombak DHPP Head, Kong Tuck Wah.
The Mid-Autumn Festival also known as The Moon cake Festival was first celebrated to mark the victory of the Chinese who defeated the Mongols at the end of the Yuan Dynasty, in 1280 before AD to 1341 AD.
It is celebrated on the 15th day on the eight month of Chinese calendar, which is at the end of August to the end of September.
Moon cake is one of the treats of the festival and is usually filled with red beans, lotus seeds or salted egg yolk.