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.

1 comment:

  1. whether poligamy has to be regulated is a hot issue here too.