Artistes hand out food packs

Emma (left) and Fahrin (centre) giving a motorist a buka puasa packet along Jalan Binjai in Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR - It was a pleasant surprise for motorists caught in rush hour traffic as local celebrities handed out 300 buka puasa takeaway packets.

Artistes such as Fahrin Ahmad, Julia Ziegler and Amran Ismail gave away the packets and some even stopped to chat with the stars along Jalan Binjai yesterday evening.

The session continued for another hour before the artistes adjourned for a buka puasa session at the PNB Darby Park executive suites.

PNB Darby Park communications manager Farizan Farees said: "KL is very busy during rush hour, and we believe some drivers were not able to get home in time for buka puasa. So that's why we're holding this activity to help them to break fast in their cars," she said.

Celebrity Bob AF said it was his first time participating in such a programme.

"I hope to have more chances to do things that make others happy," he said.

Wishing Muslims a blessed Ramadan and Hari Raya, he advised Malaysians not to play with firecrackers.

Julia Ziegler hoped for a "smooth" Ramadan this year and urged motorists to be careful on the road, especially when they hit the road to "balik kampung" to celebrate the Hari Raya with their families. Emma Maembong said that she was nervous when handing out the packets to motorists but said the recipients were nice and a polite.