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Nation 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

IIU suspends Ghafar's wife

The International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIU) has suspended the second wife of former Deputy Prime Minister Tun Ghafar Baba, D. Heryati Abdul Rahim, and three other students from their studies for committing I>khalwat/I(close proximity).

Nation 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Marriages solemnised despite objections

Perlis has helped solemnise polygamy marriages in the past years despite objections from some quarters, State Religious Affairs committee chairman Datuk Ishak Arshad said.

Nation 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Selangor won't follow Perlis' example

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.

Nation 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Perlis mufti: Court will decide

The question of justice does not arise when a man re-marries without the first wife#8217;s consent because the consent is not required under I>hukum syara#8217;/I(divine law), said Perlis mufti Datuk Mat Jahya Husein.

Nation 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

States need to standardise Islamic family rules, says Shahrizat

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.

Nation 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Perlis sticks to decision on women village chiefs

Perlis plans to go ahead with its tradition-breaking decision to appoint women as I>penghulu kawasan /I>(area heads) despite objections from the state branch of the Peninsular Malaysia Village Headmen's Union.

Nation 10 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Divorcee granted leave

A divorcee obtained leave from the Shah Alam High Court yesterday to apply for an order compelling the Selayang Municipal Council to demolish several buildings including commercial lots and a bungalow that were allegedly built without plans.

Nation 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ghafar picks lawyer to handle divorce from Heryati

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.

Nation 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ghafar files petition to divorce Heryati

Former deputy prime minister Tun Ghafar Baba has filed a divorce petition against his second wife Heryati Abdul Rahim.

Nation 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

High Court to hear Heryati’s application on Jan 23

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.