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Sunday, October 7, 2012

The world is talking about this Malay Wedding

 

 From the BBC

Malaysia wedding sparks corruption inquiry

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An anti-corruption inquiry has been launched in Malaysia after reports that public funds were used to pay for the giant wedding of a top official's son.
Some 130,000 guests poured into a sports centre in the southern state of Malacca for eight hours of revelry.
Malacca's chief minister, Ali Rustam, insisted the function, where food alone reportedly cost $200,000 (£124,000), had been his "own family arrangement".
Opposition politicians have asked how he could afford the cost on his salary. Read more

Probe ordered into lavish Malaysian wedding


AFP

KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA’S anti-graft body is investigating the wedding of a top official’s son — attended by around 130,000 people — after opposition politicians questioned the celebration’s funding.

The wedding on Sunday of Ridhwan Ali, 26, eldest son of Ali Rustam, chief minister of the southern state of Malacca, reportedly lasted eight hours and made it into the Malaysia Book of Records for its massive turnout.

Opposition politicians have since questioned whether state funds were used for the event, and several of them lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

A senior commission official confirmed on Friday that an investigation had been launched.  Read More


Eight-hour wedding for 130 000 guests



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Chief Minister of Malaysia's southern state of Malacca, Ali Rustam.
Kuala Lumpur -
Malaysia's anti-graft body is investigating the wedding of a top official's son - attended by around 130 000 people - after opposition politicians questioned the celebration's funding.
The wedding on Sunday of Ridhwan Ali, 26, eldest son of Ali Rustam, chief minister of the southern state of Malacca, reportedly lasted eight hours and made it into the Malaysia Book of Records for its massive turnout.
Opposition politicians have since questioned whether state funds were used for the event, and several of them lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
A senior commission official confirmed to AFP on Friday that an investigation had been launched.           Read more


Even in Pakistan
The Nation

Graft probe over Malaysian wedding

By: AFP | October 06, 2012 |
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s anti-graft body is investigating the wedding of a top official’s son - attended by around 130,000 people - after opposition politicians questioned the celebration’s funding. The wedding on Sunday of Ridhwan Ali, 26, eldest son of Ali Rustam, chief minister of the southern state of Malacca, reportedly lasted eight hours and made it into the Malaysia Book of Records for its massive turnout. Opposition politicians have since questioned whether state funds were used for the event, and several of them lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. A senior commission official confirmed to AFP on Friday that an investigation had been launched. Read more

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What a shame to put a Malay wedding in the limelight for the wrong reasons. Barisan Boleh


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