Wee recalls multiracial Mooncake Fest held three decades ago in UTM


PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong  recalled  the multiracial celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) more than 30 years ago.

In a facebook posting today, he said the celebration left a profound influence on him. In his posting the MCA president described the way everyone on campus enjoyed themselves regardless of colour or creed when he was a student there.

He said students strolled the campus carrying colourful tanglung (Chinese lanterns) enjoying riddles, sipping Chinese tea and savouring mooncakes.

There were performances by multi-ethnic students, and the emcee for the night was a Mandarin-speaking Indian.

Malay students from Kelantan and Terengganu also took part in the lantern parade, he said.

“It dawned on me that our multi-ethnic heritage is most invaluable in our country,” said the 51-year-old who did his civil engineering degree there.


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