Aug 6, 2007

Polygamy controversy in Indonesia

Zainal Ma'arif, deputy speaker of the house of representatives in Indonesia, was sacked after he took a second wife. In turn, Ma'arif accused the president of having a second wife and the president filed defamation case against Ma'arif and deputy speaker filed a counter suit ... etc.

Polygamy is legal in Indonesia but under certain circumstances. The raw is interesting because polygamy is a common talking point in most countries. Check out Aljazeera's report on the issue:

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