Malaysian Couple Celebrates Wedding Despite High Floodwaters

Sofiyah and Zulhilmi Nabilah followed through with their wedding reception in Malaysia on December 19, despite the fact that knee-deep floodwaters encroached on their reception site.

The flooding in Malaysia is reportedly the worst the country has experienced in recent years, and at least 27 people have been killed by the raging water.

Experts have linked the rainfall and resulting flooding to climate change. Dr. Renard Slew, a climate change adviser to Malaysia’s Center for Governance and Political Studies, said, ‘It’s becoming harder for climatologists to predict the weather with a higher level of accuracy due to the climate change phenomenon. The government has said that the flood is a once-in-a-hundred-years event. But to be honest, over the years we’ve seen so many of these extreme weather events happening across China, Germany, and New York.’