Not more than 20 people allowed to attend a non-Muslim wedding ceremony

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 21: Non-Muslim wedding ceremonies are allowed to be held at the worship houses and non-Islamic religion association premises with the presence of not more than 20 people including the Assistant Registrar of Marriage.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the Assistant Registrar of Marriage is appointed under Section 28, Renewal Law Act (Marriage and Divorce) (Act 164).

 “The number of people present should not be more than 20 depending on the capacity of the worship and the non-Islamic religion association places besides adhering to social distancing,” Ismail said in a press statement today.

Ismail added, the wedding ceremony should comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) that has been set by the National Security Council (NSC) and the Ministry of Health (MOH).

However Ismail said, the government has not allowed the non-Muslims to hold marriage receptions.

In another development, the Royal Police of Malaysia (RPM) has detained 20 individuals for defying the Recovery Control Movement Order (RMCO). From that 10 individuals have been remanded while 10 others have been compounded.

“Amongst the offences committed were activities held in the karaoke and family entertainment centres where six were involved while eight were found at the pubs and night clubs and one was detained while trying a suit at the department store and five were detained for creating social distancing difficult to be complied ,” he said in the statement.

Regarding the compulsory quarantine, Ismail said, from 10 until June 20, the ministry had screened test 7,182 individuals at all entry points and from that 7,158 individuals were tested negative for COVID-19 and were placed on home quarantine, while 24 individuals were detected positive and had been sent to the hospitals for treatment.

Meanwhile on June 20, 528 Malaysians had returned home from Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indonesia, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, India, Holland and South Korea via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Ismail added, 526 individuals had been directed to undergo compulsory home quarantine while two persons detected with positive COVID-19 had been taken to the hospital.–Malaysia World News


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