Just watched Buletin Utama on TV3 and the news that really got my attention was that those who wants to get married in Selangor would need to pay RM 300 (minimum) for mas kahwin and no ceiling rate (leaving this to the discretion of the marrying couple). That's almost a 200% increase from the RM 80 previously set for mas kahwin.
The JAIS officer said that it was high time that the rate was increased. WTH!! Maybe because me being a guy would think this increment is going to be a burden to the men. It's already enough parents these days set high dowry payments for their daughters hand (jual anak), then you get this announcement? I hope guys out there don't start to turn to snatching, burglary or other crimes in order to find cash just to get married. I'm really glad that I got married this year. And yes, my wife is from Selangor. Dodged a bullet there.
My advice to those who plan to get married......go and look outside of Selangor. It's just not worth it.