Words have reached HRH Sultan of Kedah that a certain state Executive Councillor (Exco) taken a married woman as his second wife. It is learnt that the Sultan was disheartened to learn that the Exco had the audacity to take oath before him, knowing fully well that he had committed an offence.
The political climate in this country has come to a stage that any news received or read does not really tell you the actual facts, but a glimpse of truth, with the complete details being revealed in a couple of days thereafter.
Kidnapping, damaging of car, offering of money, threats etc, are they just a prelude to some stupid family squabbles of marriage infidelity, brought out with fanfare and drums against a background of political intrigue and deflection.
Wait for further news to unfurl.
The Exco and the second “wife” are liable to be charged under Section 7 (1) of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976. Action can be taken under section 494 of the Penal Code. They could be jailed 7 years.
The Exco married the married woman without divorcing his wife of 17 years.
She, who is 19 years younger, married the Exco without divorcing her second husband whom she married after the death of her first husband. A group of people are staging a protest at the Sungai Petani Municipal field at 3pm on 9 Feb 2009 as they felt that the Exco has insulted the Sultan by taking an “illegal” wife as escort to official functions.