Couple make up and remarry 41 years after divorce

Compiled by C. Aruno and Sim Leoi Leoi

FORTY-ONE years after they were divorced, a couple in Besut, Terengganu, finally made up and tied the knot again, Kosmo! reported.

Mohd Jusoh, 68, remarried Mek Kadijah Awam, 62, in a simple akad nikah ceremony at a mosque witnessed by their children and other family members.

The couple wore matching red outfits for the ceremony.

Mohd Jusoh said he and Mek Kadijah, who is from Kampung Nong Nangka near Besut, first married in 1971 and lived in Kampung Bukit Yong, Pasir Puteh in Kelantan.

They have two children, daughter Zaleha, who is now 45, and son Mahadi, 41, before divorcing seven years later.

“We went our own ways and remarried other people. I found out that Mek Kadijah moved to the village here after her marriage to another man and gave birth to five children, ” he said.

Mohd Jusoh, who recently lost his wife, said he wanted to reconcile with Mek Kadijah after finding out that she had also been widowed three years before, and got their daughter Zaleha to act as a go-between.

“Alhamdulilah, my proposal was accepted although she seemed a bit reluctant initially. She finally agreed after her children persuaded her, ” he said.

> A male Malayan tiger, named Scarface, which was notorious for mauling four people to death in Kelantan 13 years ago, died at the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Sungkai, Perak, on Saturday.

It was 21 years old.

“Tigers in the wild only live up to 16 years but Scarface managed to live till 21. At that age, Scarface was already very old and he started to feel weak at the beginning of this year, ” Metro Ahad quoted Perhilitan director-general Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim as saying.

He said the tiger’s carcass would be preserved after a post-mortem.

It was understood that the tiger, which was captured at Felcra Berdang, Jeli, Kelantan, was taken to Zoo Melaka in 2002 before being transferred to the centre.

Only one victim, a 65-year-old rubber tapper, managed to escape Scarface after she slashed the animal’s face with a knife.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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