MIRI: Pakatan Rakyat Miri celebrated Malaysia Day and Mid Autumn Festival on a modest scale on Thursday.
The dual celebration which took place at PKR Miri office drew a small crowd of fewer than 100, in contrast to a few thousand people at the SUPP Miri Youth organised street party nearby.
“We cannot fight money with money, but do what we can to remind people what Pakatan Rakyat stands for,” said PKR Miri chairman Dr Michael Teo who announced the winners for a lucky draw for 10 gift hampers and 100 ‘ang pows’.
Despite the drizzle, the small crowd passed around mooncakes after a cake-cutting session with Bukit Lanjan assemblywoman Elizabeth Wong, Piasau assemblyman Alan Ling Sie Kiong, PKR Sarawak Youth secretary Zulhaidah Suboh, Dr Teo and DAP Senadin chairlady Lim Su Kien.
The organisers and supporters also held a procession with flags and lanterns around town, which cut through the street for the SUPP Miri-organised street party without incident.