Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Muslim man beware !! Get your wife's consent please.

A lower Malaysian islamic court at Gombak near Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, has sentenced a member of Malaysian Parliament named Bung Mokhtar Radin and his "wife" , actress Zizzie Izette Abdul Samad on grounds of "illegal polygamy" ( Picture above , from Malay tabloid) . The judge has slapped a fine of RM 1000 and a jail sentence of one month to Bung, while Zizzie was fined RM 1000 or 6 months jail if she can't pay the fine. Bung managed to get a stay of execution when he sought for an appeal of his case. Zizzie paid the fine.
Malaysian men of Muslim faith are allowed to marry more than one wife up to a maximum of four. However, for additional marriages the consent of the first wife is required. Bung was caught commiting the illegal marriage because he did not get the "royal assent " from his first wife.
Among the sharp words uttered by the judge to Bung were that he had bad intentions to marry Zizzie ( behind the first wife's back) and being a honourable member of Parliament, Bung would be the last soul on earth to break the law on Malaysian polygamy.
Other parties especially his political enemies are cashing on this case to press him to abandon his Parliamentary seat, because he has tainted the good image of Malaysian Parliament.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Kuala Lumpur City Mayor fined RM 750,000

Time flies. It has been a long time since I started this blog and has not returned to it. Well, today I'm inspired to give it another try. To start the ball rolling, I've picked a newscutting from a local daily . Syed Jamal, the artist would soon be laughing his way to the bank. The Mayor of Malaysia's capital city i.e. the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur will have to get ready RM 750,000 for having not sought the advise or agreement of the artist to meddle with his public sculpture. And since the suit was filed in 2003 and decided only a few days ago, the Mayor has to top-up another 8% to the fine sum per year ( now running to 7 years, therefore 56%) of the original amount. It is a fine example of an artist license to create in Malaysia.