Work with venue management

Datuk Abang Shibli Abang Nailie

KUCHING: Wedding ceremony organisers are reminded to work closely with the management of wedding venues to ensure compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the authorities.

Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak (TBS) general manager Datuk Abang Shibli Abang Nailie said the recent decision by Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) to allow wedding ceremonies is welcomed especially by those who have booked wedding venues at premises managed by TBS.

The most important thing is the organisers and the venue management has to work together to ensure the ceremony complies with the existing SOPs.

“We will continue to implement the daily operations using the provided SOPs and that the maximum number of attendees for a wedding ceremony will be 250 people.

“This has to be complied with as it is a number that we can control and ensure compliance to the issued SOPs,” he said in a press conference here on Friday.

Abang Shibli said the maximum duration of a ceremony was capped at five hours in the guidelines issued and that the management would not allow a ceremony to exceed the allocated time.

“Regardless, this is a good development for those who made a booking with us.

“However, I wish to remind those who have made such bookings to meet with the management of our complex so that we can work out the details on what they should comply with,” he said.