"Ramadan being a joyous occasion in this country is closely linked to the peace, stability and prosperity which have been long enjoyed by the people as a result of the efforts of the leaders and the people themselves, and Allah's blessings.
"Although Malaysia is an Islamic country, its multiracial and multreligious people are able to forge understanding and tolerance despite the diversity.
"We are also able to build unity and carry out our religious practices and obligations as best as we can to the extent that Malaysia has become an Islamic country that is able to provide order in its people's lives.
"We are able to develop our people, whether in the economic, cultural, educational, social or other spheres. That is the special thing about our country," Muhyiddin said.
The inaugural Putrajaya Ramadan Festival, organised by PPj, combines religious and business activities, exhibitions and Islamic-oriented entertainment to bring more cheer to Ramadan, here.
MUHYIDDIN-RAMADAN 3 (LAST) PUTRAJAYA
There are numerous stalls selling a wide range of food for breaking of fast and items for the Raya celebration throughout the festival from today until Aug 7.
There will also be art and khat calligraphy exhibitions, sale of Islamic books, cooking demonstrations, and nasyid and zikir performances by individual artistes and groups like Hafriz Hamidon, Raihan, In Team, Mirwana, Maulid and Brothers.
The highlight of the festival will take place at the end of the Nuzul Quran week from July 26 to 28, with a Forum Perdana to be held at the festival site in Precinct 3 and where Indonesian popular artistes Habib Sheikh AsSegaf (Ya Hanana) and Opick will also be performing.
PPj will be distributing free dates and air zam-zam daily, while the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque will hold "buka puasa" and "moreh". The tarawih prayers at the mosque will be led by well-known imam from Egypt, Dr Samy Ahmed Abd Rahman El Feky.
KHL KHL MO