Philippine Wedding News


Malaysian Couples Invited To Hold Weddings at Police Station
Philippine Wedding News
20 April 2010

The Philippine National Police is now busy with the upcoming May 10 Presidential Elections. Maybe after the elections, our men in uniform could consider becoming groomsmen or even give a sword parade for newlyweds. Sounds farfetched? Not for Malaysian police officers.

In a report by the Associated Press, Malaysian couples are being invited to hold their weddings at district police headquarters in a bid by police authorities to boost ties with the public and avoid being idle in a community where crime is rare.

Officers will provide security for outdoor ceremonies at the police station in Chamek district in southern Johor state, and their wives might even help prepare food for a wedding feast, said Mohamad Fauzi Arshad, a police official.

In a separate interview by The Star/Asia News Network, Johor police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Shariff said the Chamek police station in Kluang had been chosen for such an initiative, which would see its compound open to public functions as a way to help the poor. He said that besides weddings, residents in the area could also have a potluck lunch gathering or other functions at the police station.

Both chief Deputy Commissioner Mohd Mokhtar and Officer Mohamad Fauzi said that they are doing this to break barriers and forge good partnership and understanding with the public.

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Kasal.com thanks the following sources for this article:

Associated Press. (Posted by GMANews.tv) Love is no crime: Malaysia police to host weddings (Posted April 15, 2010) Retrieved April 15, 2010
Reposted by Winnipeg Free Press

The Star/Asia News Network. Fancy holding your wedding in a police station? weddings (Posted April 15, 2010) Retrieved April 15, 2010