Malaysian Muslim man divorces two wives within three minutes
(dpa) - A Malaysian Muslim man divorced both his wives within three minutes at an Islamic sharia court, claiming that both women had decided to leave him after becoming good friends, a news report said Wednesday.
Roslan Ngah, 44, brought both women to the court in the northeastern Terengganu state on Tuesday and divorced them in the presence of the sharia judge, the Star daily said.
Roslan said his wives, aged 35 and 46, had approached him together and asked for the divorce.
"They are like good friends, but I never imagined that both of them had collectively decided to divorce me.
"I admit that my relationship with them had been strained over the past few months but I never expected our marriages to end in this manner," he was quoted as saying.
He revealed that he had married a third wife in 2001, but the two later separated after three years.
Roslan later told reporters he hoped to remarry.
Polygamy is allowed in Islam and Malaysian Muslim men are allowed to take up to four wives at a time.