Following allegations made by Syamsul Yusof against his first wife, Puteri Sarah Liyana, that she was unfaithful and had an affair with a married man, the actress responded by saying that these are all false accusations.
“He can do whatever he wants. I am not afraid as I am on the side of the truth,” Puteri Sarah told mStar, The Star's Malay-language portal.
As a matter of fact, she added that she has no fear of his claims as even her in-laws are on her side.
And true enough, her mother-in-law – Datin Patimah Ismail – publicly showed her support for Puteri Sarah by commenting on mStar's Instagram post regarding the latest Syamsul vs Puteri Sarah debacle.
Patimah wrote: “Come on Puteri Sarah. We have proof. This is all due to egging from the third party.”
On Tuesday (March 21), Syamsul filed a nusyuz (disobedience) application at the Gombak Lower Syariah Court against Puteri Sarah.
He claimed that Puteri Sarah had been unfaithful in their marriage and was in contact with her ex-boyfriend from college who is now a married man, which is why he is filing this application.
Other reasons he's included under nusyuz are Puteri Sarah leaving their home since October 2020 without his permission, not adhering to nusyuz notice and slandering him with remarks that he hit her and does not provide financial support.
His lawyer added that they would submit a summons to Puteri Sarah, and that the case mention has been fixed on April 6.
Meanwhile, Puteri Sarah is more perplexed as to why her husband is taking action now.
“Why is he filing the nusyuz application now when the problem has been going on for four years. What else does he want?” she told mStar on Tuesday.
In a new development, on Wednesday, Puteri Sarah arrived at Syariah High Court in Kuala Lumpur to file the hadanah (child custody right) application.
Syamsul and Puteri Sarah, who got married on March 8, 2014, are parents to five-year-old Syaikhul Islam and four-year-old Sumayyah.
When mStar reported this news at 1pm, Puteri Sarah's lawyer said they had yet to give a copy of the application to defendant Syamsul.
To recap, Puteri Sarah filed for divorce soon after Syamsul revealed on Jan 6 that he had married Ira Kazar in Thailand.
Her divorce court proceeding took place on March 7, where Syamsul refused to divorce Puteri Sarah.
The judge presiding the case then ordered the couple to appoint their representative as a member of the Reconciliation Committee (JKP).
The court had fixed April 10 for the committee to present its findings.