Non-Muslim marriage ceremonies now allowed, with strict SOPs – Ismail Sabri

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — Marriage solemnisation ceremonies for non-Muslims are now allowed but all set standard operating procedures (SOPs) must be strictly followed, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

He said non-Muslim solemnisation ceremonies will be allowed at non-Muslim places of worship and religious association premises that involve a marriage registrar appointed under Section 28 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act164).


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According to Ismail Sabri, only 20 people or less are allowed to attend the ceremony, including the assistant marriage registrar, and this is also subject to crowd capacity of the premise in which the ceremony is taking place, adding that social distancing protocols must be adhered to.

“The marriage ceremonies must comply with all SOPs set by the National Security Council (MKN) and the Health Ministry (MOH).

“Wedding receptions are still not permitted,” he said in a statement here today.


Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said the police, which heads the Compliance Operations Task Force, detained 20 individuals yesterday for violating the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

Ten of them were remanded while the other 10 were slapped with compound notices.

“Among the violations include indulging in karaoke and family entertainment centres activity (six people), pub and nightclub activities (eight), trying out clothes in a clothing store (one) and being involved in activities that hampered social distancing protocols (five),” he said.

He said 66,468 inspections were carried out by the task force yesterday, involving 3,503 compliance teams with a total 15,432 members.



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