An article titled Al-Arqam making a comeback in The Star caught my attention the other day but I thought nothing of it. It's the government's concern.
After the religious movement was outlawed in 1994, there was very little news of the Al-Arqam movement. Apparently, it was still active though on a very low-profile level in Rawang, a suburban town a little off Kuala Lumpur. You could still recognise the members by their attire, especially the men with their beard and turban-like headwear.
Even though Muslims, they believe in polygamy. New York Times has a more interesting perspective about it - Here Come the Brides: Polygamy Club Woos Malaysia
Meanwhile, across the Causeway..
Switching sex partners a hit with Singaporeans
SINGAPOREANS are flocking to a website to change sex partners, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The daily reported that so far, 49 couples had signed up at the website.
Among the categories available were men seeking women, women seeking men, and where same sex partners are available.
“The majority of those who signed up stressed that they were only looking for sex, not love,” reported the daily.
What is more astonishing is that those who signed up voluntarily left their contact details to allow interested parties to call them.
A check found that those who signed up were Singaporean Chinese in their 30s. Most of them are professionals.
Source: The Star