Gathering strengthens family ties

Azlan Othman

Some 60 descendents of Allahyarham Awang Damit bin Ismail held a family gathering on Sunday. It was initially planned to be held during Hari Raya Aidilfitri on May 31 this year in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah but cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three of Allahyarham Awang Damit’s children live in Sabah and the other four in Brunei Darussalam. The event began with a Doa Selamat by Haji Osman bin Haji Matyassin.

Group leader Dato Paduka Dr Haji Awang Abdul Latif bin Haji Ibrahim said the high tea get-together aimed to strengthen ties between family members.

The event also saw the 39th wedding anniversary of the family members Haji Sarfuddin and Hajah Alinah as well as September birthday celebrations.

The gathering ended with a group photo session.

Descendents of Allahyarham Awang Damit bin Ismail in a group photo. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN