| Izz Karim |
A TAHLIL and Doa Arwah ceremony was held recently for former President of GAPENA (Federation of National Writers Associations of Malaysia), Tan Sri Prof Emeritus Dato’ (Dr) Pendeta Haji Ismail Hussein.
The religious event was held at the residence of Hj A Ahmad bin Hussein, founder of ASTERAWANI (Literary Writers Association of Brunei Darussalam) in Kg Burung Pingai, Berakas.
The event was attended by members of the Administrative Committee of ASTERAWANI, writers, literati, cultural enthusiasts, friends and relatives of the deceased.
The recitation of the Tahlil and Doa Selamat was led by Ustaz Haji Mohd Firdaus bin OKK Hj Noordin, Secretary I of ASTERAWANI.