Malaysia couple hosts socially distanced drive-thru wedding for 10,000 guests



A Malaysian couple celebrated their wedding by welcoming some 10,000 guests to their nuptials amid the coronavirus pandemic – as a socially distanced drive-thru event, according to a report.

Tengku Muhammed Hafiz — son of an influential politician — and his bride, Oceane Alagia, sat outside a government building Sunday in Putrajaya, south of the capital Kuala Lumpur, while the hordes rolled by in vehicles, the BBC reported.

“I am informed that there are more than 10,000 Drive Thru vehicles here since this morning,” Hafiz’s proud pop, Tengku Adnan, who also happened to be celebrating his birthday the same day, wrote on Facebook.

“Alhamdulillah, me and my family are very honored. Thank you all for understanding and adhering to all procedures made by drive-thru attendance without getting out of the vehicle,” Adnan wrote, using an Arabic phrase meaning “praise be to God.”

“My family and I are very grateful and appreciate all your support. Thank you,” added Adnan, who was later was found guilty in a $500,000 corruption case and slapped with a 12-month prison sentence.

It took about three hours for all 10,000 attendees to make their way past the waving newlyweds, according to the BBC.

The guests also were treated to a pre-packed dinner that they picked up through their windows, according to local media.

Malaysia has had nearly 92,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 430 deaths.


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