SEREMBAN: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today joined about 3,000 congregators for Friday prayers at Masjid Taman Tuanku Ja'afar, near here.
Among those who accompanied Muhyiddin, who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) deputy chairman, were Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Umno Youth head Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar and the BN candidate for the Paroi state seat, Mohd Ghazali Abd Wahid.
Imam Madah Ilong led the Friday prayers while the sermon was delivered by the Negeri Sembilan Islamic Religious Council member Datuk Sheikh Mohamad Fuad Kamaludin Al-Maliki.
After prayers, Muhyiddin and the other leaders joined the congregators for lunch at the mosque grounds.
Addressing the guests before lunch, the Deputy Prime Minister said Malaysians must always be grateful because the country had always been peaceful with inter-racial solidarity growing stronger.
He said the BN government today was capable of discharging its responsibilities to transform Malaysia into a developed nation that commanded the respect of the world community.
Muhyiddin said this was proven from the numerous transformation programmes carried out in the last four years on the economy, politics, social and education introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, which had brought major changes to the nation.
"While we are facing the general election which will determine the future of the country for thye next five years, let us work together to achieve our aspirations under the present leadership," he said.
Muhyiddin, who is on a half-day working visit to Melaka, is scheduled to return to the federal capital after the gathering. -- BERNAMA