271 cou­ples in record mass wed­ding

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - HOME -

KUALA TERENG­GANU: Muham­mad Amin Zain­ud­din was sur­prised that his wife had signed up for the 2017 mass mar­riage cer­e­mony with­out con­sult­ing him, but deep down he was thank­ful as their wed­ding date was brought for­ward.

For Muham­mad Amin, 24, the ac­tion taken by his wife No­raini Omar, 23, to join in the mass mar­riage cer­e­mony was ac­tu­ally a bless­ing.

“We had planned to get mar­ried in March next year … but when I found out my wife had filled in the mass wed­ding form, I felt re­lieved and thank­ful as it was a great help to us.

“In this way we don’t have to spend much on the wed­ding… and the money we had saved can now be used for other pur­poses. Af­ter this we will par­tic­i­pate in the Tereng­ganu Fam­ily De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (YPKT) pro­gramme,” he told re­porters at the mass mar­riage re­cep­tion cer­e­mony at the Is­lamic Civ­i­liza­tion Park yes­ter­day.

Also present were Tereng­ganu Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Ab­dul Rah­man, State Assem­bly Speaker Datuk Zu­bir Em­bong, State Sec­re­tary Datuk Wan Nawawi Wan Is­mail and State Women, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee chair­man Roslee Daud.

Muham­mad Amin and his bride were among 271 cou­ples who were cel­e­brated in a mass mar­riage which made it into the Malaysia Book of Records as the ‘Big­gest Mar­riage Solem­ni­sa­tion Cer­e­mony’ in Malaysia.

Last year, 217 cou­ples were cel­e­brated as they tied the knot in the mass wed­ding cer­e­mony.

Of the 217 cou­ples, 108 cou­ples have been blessed with chil­dren while 31 oth­ers are ex­pect­ing their new­born. - Ber­nama

271 cou­ples cel­e­brated in a mass mar­riage which made it into the Malaysia Book of Records as the ‘Big­gest Mar­riage Solem­ni­sa­tion Cer­e­mony’ in Malaysia. - Ber­nama photo

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