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Mon, Nov 30, 2009
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Aussie who wed wife in S’pore chased off by M’sian in-laws

AN AUSTRALIAN businessman is in a dilemma because a Malaysian woman he married in Singapore without her parents’ blessings was allegedly not allowed to see him.

Moreover, his in-laws are arranging another marriage for his wife in January, Harian Metro reported on Thursday.

Mr Najmalden Mohammad Saide, 36, married MsNadia Abdul Aziz, 25, a lecturer in a Malaysian university, in Singapore.

Four days after the wedding, the couple went to her parents’ house in Kuala Lumpur to seek their blessings.

But her parents allegedly chased him away and stopped Ms Nadia from going after him, the report said.

He claimed that he spent a day in the police lock-up for “intrusion” but this could not be independently verified.

The Australian told Harian Metro: “We are very much in love and decided to get married in Singapore after failing to get my in-laws’ approval although we had met and corresponded.”

He said that he has yet to hear any news of his wife, although he has tried to contact his in-laws several times.

“Recently I learnt that Nadia is to be married to a man picked by her father when she is still legally my wife,” he said.

“So on 5 Nov, I filed a case to verify my marriage with the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court.”

He said that the court has since filed an injunction disallowing his wife from marrying another man until its investigation is concluded.

In an appeal to his in-laws, Mr Najmalden said: “Please, give me back my wife and bless our marriage because I love her. Whatever I have done to discuss the matter civilly with my in-laws to end this quarrel so far has failed.”

This article was first published in The New Paper.


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