ABS: This is a desperate attempt by PM’s aide Rizal Mansor to justify things. It’s better to keep silent. As far as Malay practice goes, each side hosts their own ‘kenduri’.
And here, we are told the wedding reception in Kuala Lumpur was hosted by the bride's side, but paid for by the groom's side?
And as others have mentioned, we have never seen a case where groom's side pays full board and travel for the bride's entourage to attend their kenduri... bizarre.
Retired Citizen: Rizal, I am more than 60 years old and this is the first time that I’ve heard that in Malay custom the groom’s family foot the bill of the wedding reception on the bride's side.
In Malay custom, the groom sends ‘wang hantaran’ as gift. Of course, the bride can spend the ‘wang hantaran’ for the wedding reception; but it is not the same as the groom footing the bill.
Giving a gift and footing the wedding reception bill are two different things. Any expenses on the bride's side is always borne by the bride's own family.
Ccllww: Conveniently, Daniyar Kessikbayev's family pays for all the wedding expenses, just as conveniently, the RM24 million diamond ring was meant to be viewed by Daniyar's mother though ordered in the name of FLOM (First Lady of Malaysia). How convenient.
Nes: Rizal and the whole BN are still clueless of what the rakyat are expecting. Although the claim that all the three wedding receptions are footed by the in-laws is questionable, the crux of the matter is; why spent so luxuriously when the rakyat are feeling the pinch?
Any down-to-earth man will understand this but not them.
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