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The Malaysian couple welcomes 10,000 guests to their drive-through wedding amid a coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of many major weddings this year, but a Malaysian couple has stood up to the odds and reportedly welcomed 10,000 people at their event.

Important points:

  • Local media reported that it took all of the guests three hours to drive past the bride and groom
  • Guests collected take-away food before leaving
  • The groom’s father, a former cabinet minister, was found guilty of corruption the day before

But this was no ordinary wedding.

Newlyweds Tengku Muhammed Hafiz and Oceane Alagia sat outside a government building and waved as guests drove by in cars to comply with the country’s social distancing measures.

Before leaving, the wedding guests collected take-away food from a nearby tent.

Local media reported that it took three hours for all participants to drive past.

RECAP: Look back on the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic.Guests in cars passed on their congratulations from their vehicles. (

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Mr. Hafiz’s father, Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, a former Malaysian minister, posted photos from the wedding on his official public Facebook account yesterday.

The unusual event was celebrated in “the new norm,” he said.

“It is estimated that I am informed that there have been more than 10,000 vehicles here as of this morning.

“Thank you all for understanding and complying with all the procedures that were carried out when passing through without getting out of the vehicle.”

Read our full coverage of the coronavirus pandemicNine people from the wedding party stand in a row with boxes and wearing masks.The wedding party wore masks to comply with coronavirus restrictions. (

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The event took place in the administrative city of Putrajaya south of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia is currently facing a new wave of coronavirus infections.

The wedding only took place one day. The Malaysian Supreme Court found Mr. Adnan guilty of corruption.

The 70-year-old treasurer general of Umno, Malaysia’s largest and ruling alliance party Perikatan Nasional, was sentenced to one year in prison for accepting 2 million ringgit (US $ 656,000) from a local businessman in 2016 as federal minister of the area.

He was also fined 2 million ringgits for the offense.

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