Worrying factors for divorce

NAGGING wives and sex-crazed husbands are among the top five reasons cited by Muslim couples who filed for divorce in Selangor last year, reported Harian Metro

According to the Jais marriage and divorce department head registrar Aluwi Parman, the other three reasons are religious ignorance, financial instability and interference from third parties.

“Muslim divorce rates in Selangor shot up to 6,912 cases last year, compared to 6,162 cases in 2013. Of these, 3,156 cases last year involved couples aged between 31 and 35 years,” he said.

Aluwi also believed divorce cases in Selangor were constantly increasing due to population density and married couples from other states moving here for work.

On the issue of polygamy, many couples were conducting their marriages overseas, like Thailand and Indonesia, thinking it would be easier, but they often end up going to Jais when problems arise.

>The daily also reported that actress Rozita Che Wan is planning to buy residential properties in her favourite cities – London and Paris.

Rozita, 42, and her husband Zain Saidin, 31, were reportedly contemplating buying houses there after falling in love with the comfortable facilities.

“It’s easy to find suitable eateries, and there are many places to go shopping too. I frequently go to London and Paris, so it’s also easier for me to get around because I am familiar with the routes.

“Zain has also suggested opening a restaurant there, and in order for us to realise that dream, we have to work harder,” she said.

Rozita and Zain had brought along their daughter Aaisyah Dhia Rana, Rozita’s siblings, and her son from her first marriage, Ammar Effendy, for a two-week getaway to London and Paris. The popular actress also took the opportunity to conduct a photography session for her new collection of headscarves, with help from her sister Ayu Raudhah.

> Five siblings who had planned to scale the Tok Wan mountain in Semenyih two days ago found themselves fighting off a stinging obstacle – in the form of hornets.

Sinar Harian reported that the five siblings, aged between seven and 23, had almost reached the peak when they were suddenly attacked by hornets.

The eldest sister and her seven-year-old brother were seriously injured as each was stung 10 to 12 times, and the boy had also hurt his head after hitting a tree.

Eight firemen from the Semenyih Fire and Rescue Department, along with assistance from the KLIA Fire Department, had to carry the boy and his eldest sister on a stretcher down the mountain.

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