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'Sorry, you can't get married'
by Hedy Khoo

Groom's regret

Mr Norizuan regrets not reporting the loss of his IC in June 2012.

He said he had left it and his driving licence in a company lorry he was driving at the time. He forgot to lock the doors one night, and both cards were missing the next day.

He did not report the loss of his IC because he did not want to pay the $300 replacement fee, as it was the second time he had lost his IC.

He finally had it replaced in June last year when Miss Sharafana gave birth, as he needed his IC to register their daughter's birth.

Police report

Mr Norizuan said he had spent $15,000 of his savings on the wedding package and would not be able to get his money back.

Instead of spending the afternoon having their bridal photos taken, the couple, still in their wedding outfits, went to the Kampong Java Neighbourhood Police Centre to make a report.

In the report, Mr Norizuan stated that he had not registered the civil marriage in 2012, and that he had lost his identity card in June that year.

The police confirmed the report on Monday, and said they were investigating.

What now?

Although Mr Norizuan had cancelled the wedding day plans, he was hoping the solemnisation could still take place if they could straighten out the situation by the afternoon. But it was not to be.

As for the dinner, he said the table settings, decorations and stage were ready when they visited the venue at 11pm on Sunday.

By the time he called the wedding planner to cancel the dinner on Monday morning, the caterer was midway through the food preparation.

He said: "I'm very frustrated that I cannot marry my fiancee.

"We had been looking forward to register our marriage so that we can apply for an HDB flat and settle down in a place of our own with our baby.

"But now I don't know when we can get married. And even if we can, we will no longer be able to afford the wedding we had planned to have."


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