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The Selangor religious authorities will not recognise second or subsequent marriages registered outside the state even if Muslim men took advantage of the less stringent polygamy laws in Thailand or other states, said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo.
The Women and Family Development Ministry and the Perlis Government have agreed on the urgent need to standardise Islamic family laws following the controversy over the ruling on polygamy in the state.
Former deputy prime minister Tun Ghafar Baba has appointed a lawyer to handle his divorce from his second wife, Heryati Abdul Rahim, and urged the media to leave his private life out of the limelight.
The High Court has fixed Jan 23 to hear Heryati Abdul Rahim's application for the release of her six-year-old daughter, whom she alleges is being 'illegally detained' by Tamrin Ghafar, the eldest son of former deputy prime minister Tun Ghafar Baba.