PETALING JAYA: Weddings are supposed to be joyous occasions with the families of the bride and groom, and those attending coming together to celebrate.
However, a wedding ceremony in Kuala Lumpur ended up with the families of both parties resorting to fisticuffs – over a mere RM5,000 in dowry.
Malay tabloid Kosmo reported the incident happened over the weekend at the Masjid Jamek Al-Khadijah in Pantai Dalam.
The bride’s family had asked for a dowry of RM15,000, but the groom, a 27-year-old security guard, had only managed to raise RM10,000, which he had settled before the wedding.
The man said he would settle the remaining RM5,000 after the wedding, but the 21-year-old bride’s family refused to accept this offer.
They insisted on having the money on the table before they gave away the girl.
When the groom and his family decided to walk away, all hell broke loose and blows were exchanged.
The video of the incident, which has gone viral on social media, also shows the bride, still in her wedding gown, “in action”.
The groom is drawing a monthly salary of RM1,500 as a security guard. The couple had been in a relationship for the past three years.