Saudi attends marriage of Indonesian maid’s daughter

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Ahmed Al-Ghamdi at the wedding of the daughter of his housemaid. — Courtesy photo



Saudi Gazette report

JAKARTA –
A Saudi man shared his housemaid’s happiness by attending her daughter’s wedding in Indonesia.

Speaking to Arabiya.net, the Saudi man Ahmed Al-Ghamdi said: “This maid usually provides me and my family all household services when we travel to Indonesia. This includes cooking and managing household matters. She has a pleasant spirit and is very skillful in her work. When she invited me to attend her daughter’s wedding, I didn’t hesitate a second. I shared with them their happy occasion in the city of Bogor. This is my 12th visit to this beautiful country.”

As to wedding parties in Indonesia, Al-Ghamdi said: “The wedding ceremonies in Indonesia begin in the morning. These ceremonies are very simple in their details. The venue usually can accommodate no more than 50 people and the ceremony continues until 8.00 p.m. During this period, the guests congratulate the families of the bride and bridegroom. Simplicity and smiles are the main characteristics of these wedding ceremonies.”

After attending the wedding ceremony, Al-Ghamdi was criticized by Saudi activists for appearing on a video distributing money to children in the wedding hall.

Speaking on the incident, Al-Ghamdi said: “It was our driver who shot the video. I joined the families of the bride and bridegroom in their happiness and distributed cash to the kids. My intention was to make the kids happy on this occasion.”

He finally said that the Indonesian people are among the nicest peoples on earth. They are the most friendly and tolerant in the world, Al-Ghamdi added.


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