KUANTAN: All marriage registrations and divorce proceedings for Muslims have been suspended during the movement control order (MCO) period.
Pahang state secretary Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak said anyone with marriage permission that had been issued before the MCO with the solemnisation to be performed during the period would be advised to postpone the ceremony.
Should the couple wish to go ahead with the solemnisation, permission must be obtained from the district police chief first after fulfilling certain conditions, he said.
In such cases, the ceremony would not be allowed to be held in a public place such as a mosque or surau.
Attendees must be limited to only 10 people with those required to be present being the marriage registrar, a wali and two witnesses.
The ceremony must also be cut short and not exceed 20 minutes.
“Hand sanitiser must be used before and after the akad nikah ceremony.
“All those present must register their names, current addresses and phone numbers and hand it over to the marriage registrar or wali.
“If the organisers do not obey the directive, the wali or the marriage registrar, with the authorisation of the Pahang chief registrar, may postpone the ceremony, ” said Sallehuddin.
Wedding receptions, however, must be postponed.
During the MCO, all applications for marriage registration were suspended except through online at www.emunakahat.pahang.gov.my
Effective until March 31, the Islamic pre-marriage integrated module course is also suspended and previous appointments must be postponed to another date.
Action would be taken against any organiser found defying the order, said Sallehuddin.