Religious Affairs Minister, Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, took to his social media accounts to share some well wishes to “Erra Fazira” and her husband, who tied the knot earlier today (Thursday, 5th November).
The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department made a surprise visit to the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) office in Putrajaya, where the couple’s solemnisation ceremony was held.
Apparently, Dr. Zulkifli wasn’t referring to THE famous celeb, Erra Fazira! “The name happened to be the same, but it is not the individual that I expected. I thought it was the ‘Sembilu’ actress,” he quipped, much to the amusement of many social media users.
In the post, Dr. Zulkifli also noted that the ceremony was conducted in compliance with the SOPs set by JAWI. As per The Star, weddings are allowed under the current conditional movement control order (CMCO) period, but they must adhere to the strict procedures given by the government, especially in regards to the amount of guests.
In addressing the story, Erra stated that she has received a handful of texts and calls. “Many people contacted me personally and congratulated me (on the wedding), but most of them were just joking. But in a way, this encouraged me to walk down the aisle once again,” the “Yang Terindah Hanya Sementara” singer told Gempak.
She further added, “I suppose Dr. Zulkifli just wanted to poke fun at me. He’s good at making jokes and entertaining the hearts of the public. Anyway, congrats to Erra Fazira from Erra Fazira.”
For those in the dark, the former “Miss Universe” contestant was previously married to KRU member, Yusry Abdul Halim, and Engku Emran Engku Zainal Abidin. However, both of the marriages didn’t last long.