Marriage ceremonies for non-Muslims are now allowed at the National Registration Department (JPN), places of worship and premises of non-Muslim religious associations in areas under movement control order (MCO), conditional MCO and recovery MCO.
In a statement, JPN said the decision was made at a meeting chaired by Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“However, marriage ceremonies in areas under enhanced MCO are still not allowed,” it said, adding that it has updated the SOPs for non-Muslim marriage ceremonies.
The updated SOPs include a limit of 10 people including the registrar for ceremonies at JPN.
As for marriage ceremonies at places of worship and religious associations, the number of guests should not exceed 10 in MCO areas, 20 in areas under CMCO, and 30 in RMCO areas.
“The SOPs are subject to the size of the premises,” the statement added.
JPN also said no social events are allowed during marriage registrations while gatherings at non-Muslim places of worship and religious associations are subject to the instructions of the National Security Council (NSC).
More details on the SOPs can be found on the NSC’s website (www.mkn.gov.my) or JPN’s website (www.jpn.gov.my).