KUALA LUMPUR,Feb 26: Marriage ceremonies for non-Muslims can be held at the National Registration Department (JPN), places of worship and non-Muslim religious association premises in areas under the movement control order (MCO), conditional MCO (CMCO) and recovery MCO (RMCO) from today.
However, marriage ceremonies in areas placed under enhanced MCO (EMCO) are still not allowed.
JPN said the decision was made to enable non-Muslim marriage ceremonies put off during the MCO 2.0 period to be conducted.
In a statement, it said the decision was made at a Minister of Defence Technical Committee meeting chaired by Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
It said the standard operating procedures for marriage registrations at JPN include a maximum of 10 people, including the registrar.
For marriage ceremonies at places of worship and religious associations, the number of guests must not exceed 10 in MCO areas, 20 people in CMCO areas and 30 in RMCO areas.
“However, the SOPs are subject to the size of the premises,” it said.
JPN also said no social events are allowed during marriage registrations and gatherings are subject to the instructions of the National Security Council (MKN).
Details on the SOPs may be found on MKN’s website at www.mkn.gov.my or JPN’s website at www.jpn.gov.my.