Heads turn at unusual kampung wedding in Tasek Gelugor

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Old friends were reunited at a joyous celebration of the wedding of ‘bridge-builder’ Abdul Rahman Kasim’s son Izzani and Nor Azila in a kampung in Tasek Gelugor on mainland Penang this afternoon.

Among the special guests were Bishop Sebastian Francis and Fr Marshall Fernandez from the Catholic Church and Rev John Kennady from the St Mark’s Anglican Church along with his church warden.

Also attending the wedding reception were Bishop Sebastian’s friend from Tasek Gelugor, the genial, soft-spoken Ustaz Soib Mohd Amin, and another resident Hussein Ahmad, the son of the country’s first opposition MP, the late Haji Ahmad Tuan Hussein, an Islamic scholar who won the only seat for Pas and the opposition, thus averting a clean sweep by the Alliance of the 52 seats in the pre-Independence 1955 general election. That seat was Krian, now known as Parit Buntar, the incumbent MP for which is another bridge-builder, Mujahid Yusof Rawa, who works closely with Abdul Rahman.

Guests heading for the reception at this village off the beaten track did a double-take upon seeing the churchmen venturing into the area, but most flashed a friendly smile at the out-of-the-ordinary visitors.

Abdul Rahman lives with his family in Tasek Gelugor in a village appropriately called Kampung Aman (Peace Village).

Parting thought: I don’t think Abdul Rahman, a chicken seller at the local market, is particularly impressed with those who needlessly and provocatively spilled chicken blood in a recent protest.

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looes74

Anil,
I guess we should go back to basics…….Some songs to soothe out the tensions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz7Xs-D4Xd4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwPM4aksyjg

Pak Tim

This is what being in Malaysia is about. Not the supremacist attitude of umno.

Rufus Mallu

The people of Malaysia can live peacefully. It is the selfish and imbecile politicians with their own personal political agenda that’s playing the race & religion card all the time to provoke disunity!

bigjoe

These things give comfort to many of us in this country. But truth is the political hijackers, the ones Tunku said stole the “lampu ajaib” are hopped-up political addicts out of control and has everyone hostaged. Its going to take everyone else in the village to stop them, not just a few.. They don’t act, the hostage takers win..

TRUE MALAYSIAN GOOD FOR MALAYSIA

THIS IS REAL MALAYSIAN WHO LOVES MALAYSIA N MALAYSIAN BY ACTION .MALAYSIAN HAVE BRIGHTER FUTURE WITH MORE MUSLIMS WHO REALLY PRATICE WHAT ISLAM IS ALL ABOUT THE RELIGION OF PEACE

Michael Maguire

A good look and a true reflection of Malaysians being Malaysians.