malaymail.com 03 May, 2021 11:30 am

‘No interstate travel’: Siti Nurhaliza issues statement to clarify allegations of Covid-19 SOP breach at baby’s tahnik event

‘No interstate travel’: Siti Nurhaliza issues statement to clarify allegations of Covid-19 SOP breach at baby’s tahnik event
PETALING JAYA, May 3 — Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza dismissed allegations that the tahnik ceremony held to mark the birth of her second child violated Covid-19 safety guidelines. The 42-year-old singer explained in a media statement today that one of the guests, a well-known religious preacher,...

PETALING JAYA, May 3 — Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza dismissed allegations that the tahnik ceremony held to mark the birth of her second child violated Covid-19 safety guidelines.“Regarding this matter that has gone viral, as the host, my husband Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa and I wish to clarify that the tahnik ceremony held on April 26 that was claimed to breach standard operating procedures including cross-border travel.Siti added the ceremony was divided into three sessions with a limited number of guests, attended by the couple’s immediate family and the Mawlid group during the tahnik ceremony, an Islamic practice where honey or dried dates are placed on an infant’s mouth.Controversy ensued after snapshots of a minister and a popular Muslim preacher made the rounds on social media when they were spotted at the tahnik ceremony held in Siti’s home.

“Instead, the individual agreed to attend because he happened to be in Kuala Lumpur on the day of the ceremony,” Siti said.“Instead, he only dropped by to complete the prayer recital and tahnik before rushing home for other engagements,” Siti said in the statement.

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