Friends and associates, from near and far,
With this ring I wed thee, Kamsiah
At a simple Akad Nikah ceremony presided by Ustaz Haji Suhaimi Wakid on the 6th Floor of Menara Utara, JAIS Complex, Shah Alam, Selangor, I married my Cik Cun (Dr. Kamsiah G. Haider) today. Also present were my architect son, Jeffri and my friends, Shogun Shah, Badardin Ahmad and Annuar Mohamed. Rose (Annuar’s wife) and Elia Zulhisham (Dr. Kamsiah’s lovely daughter ) were with her throughout the ceremony. It is especially significant for me to have Elia present as she added so much joy to her mom, Kamsiah who is now my wife. I too was pleased to have met her. She was elegant and smart.
With lovely Elia (center) at Menara Utara, Shah Alam
I fumbled a couple of times during the cerem0ny. Even a cool guy like me can get a little nervous as I pronounced my marital vows. I suppose, I can be forgiven as I have been a singleton for 12 years. You can see the relief in my face after the ceremony was over.
I am grateful to YB. Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, Menteri Besar of Selangor and his staff in JAIS especially Ustaz Haji Suhaimi who seemed to enjoy putting me in a corner, for their support and encouragement. I value Ustaz Haji Suhaimi’s brief sermon (khutbah nikah) on marriage, reminding me of the responsibilities of a Muslim husband to his wife.
To Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Dr. Syed Husin and my PKR colleagues (Dato Sallehuddin Hashim, Dato Zaharain Hashim, Khalid Jaafar, Ibrahim Yaccob, Tian Chua, William Leong, Gopalakrishnan, Yusmadi Yusof, Nik Nazmi, Najwan Halimi, Eekmal Ahmad, Farhash Salvador Wafa and others), Chin Wee Loon (Penang), and members of Barisan Rakyat Bloggers team led by Raja Petra, thanks for their word of encouragement and understanding.
I am happy to mention my PFS contemporaries (Dato Lim Say Chong, Goh Thong Beng, Tan Sri Ismail Merican and Tan Sri Dr. Lim Ewe Jin among others), Dato David Yeoh, Dato Michael Bong, P.H. Wong, and Dr. Lim Teck Ghee who have been kind and supportive.
I am indebted to Cik Tun, Kamsiah’s mom, her brothers, Salim G. Haider, Mohd Noor Khan G. Haider and her other family members for accepting me into their close knit and mutually supportive family. I pledge to do my best.
Thank you all for your support of this blog. Gong Xi Fa Cai in the Year of the Ox—Kamsiah G. Haider and Din Merican