It looks as if weddings are back on the calendar despite Malaysia’s lockdown, as an MP’s son held a gala wedding dinner attended by hundreds last night.
The wedding of Muhammad Hafiz Adnan – whose father is Putrajaya MP Adnan Mansor – and Oceane Cyril Alagia drew a huge crowd of high-ranking dignitaries to the city’s convention center – and questions about why it was allowed to take place.
“Serious question here: the wedding ceremony can take place there because he’s Ku Nan (Adnan Mansor) or anyone can do so too?” @RohaimaRosly was among those to wonder aloud yesterday.
Though the National Security Council dictates that weddings and receptions should be capped at 30 guests and be subject to physical distancing, organizers can obtain permission to go beyond the limits.
The feast came just hours after the happy couple hosted 10,000 guests at a drive-thru wedding reception in front of the administrative center’s Federal Court.
The Javanese-themed dinner, which was live-streamed on YouTube, showed guests seated in rows without social distancing. Most appeared to wear face masks that matched their outfits which they only removed to take photos with the couple and eat.
Dozens more attended the wedding as staff and performers, including local celebrities Hafiz Suip and Noh Hujan. The bride and groom were dressed in traditional Javanese black-and-gold outfits, sans masks.
At the beginning of the video, 70-year-old Adnan Mansor could be seen greeting guests with fist bumps. Fellow politicians in attendance were Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong, Home Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin and International Trade and Industry Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.
The couple did not comment on the wedding dinner but groom Muhammad Hafiz said that the drive-thru reception in the morning was his father’s idea.
“This drive-thru concept for the wedding reception was my father’s idea, as he wanted the whole of Putrajaya to celebrate this occasion,” the medical student told the press.
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