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ALOR STAR: THERE was a fiesta-like atmosphere at the Telekom Malaysia (TM)'s bubur lambuk cook-out at its northern headquarters here recently.
More than 50 employees from 22 units of the telecommunications giant took part in the annual event that had been held for the past three years. Employees were divided into six groups to cook the traditional Malay porridge, eaten first thing after the fast, in huge pots.
At the same time, similar cook-outs were also carried out at other TM offices in Kulim, Jitra, Langkawi and Sungai Petani in Kedah, and in Kangar, Perlis.
The biggest cook-out was in Alor Star.
TM's Kedah/Perlis general manager Noor Lela Baba said TM staff at the northern headquarters rolled up their sleeves and pitched in to make the event a success.
"All the raw ingredients was bought using money contributed by our staff.
"It is more meaningful this way," she said.
Noor Lela said some 800 packets of bubur lambuk were later distributed to all TM staff, as well as its customers who dropped in.
She said miniature Jalur Gemilang flags were also given out with the packets of bubur lambuk to motorists at its drive through counter.