Monday, September 28, 2009

Malaysia's Polygamy Club

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

15 comments:

  1. So did you call any of them up? haha! More and more people are looking for sex nowadays. No strings attached. Uncomplicated, just fun!

    I just hope they don't get AIDS or any of those sexually transmitted diseases!

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  2. hmmm, kind of can't believe there's really exchange partners for sex activities around..

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  3. Let us make our world sexless,,, we dont need sex to be happy, we dont need sex to have baby,, we dont need sex at all,can or not?

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  4. This is utterly disgusting. Borne out of men's twisted mind more than anything else don't you think?

    How can they justify this practice?

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  5. Rise up women and assert your natural rights.

    You said, "A check found that those who signed up were Singaporean Chinese in their 30s. Most of them are professionals."

    I might ask "professional what?"

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  6. Wow! Singaporean are pretty screwed huh! :p

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  7. Foong, you must be joking! But you may be right there about more and more people looking for it - look at those news about khalwat cases and this news article and others. It's a dangerous game if proper precautions are not taken.

    SK, this exchanging of partners is happening in KL - even many years ago. I know as I was invited to join in. I turned it down, of course! Gosh!

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  8. Eugene, interesting concept. LOL!

    Mei Teng, I suppose that is why the movement has been banned but resurfacing again. Interesting to watch its development.

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  9. PandaB, over here, professionals normally mean graduates in the field of law, accounting, engineering and doctors. So, these people looking for love (the non-committal kind) are highly-educated academically.

    Tekkaus, I suppose people there are more open where this is concerned. At least it's done in the open. The world is changing.

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  10. People must be nuts! They must be lacking love and they think this is some kind of alternative. Hmmmmm

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  11. The world is really an interesting place, don't you think? Variety does make up the spice of life.

    Hi Captain Hope, thanks for stopping by. With a name like that, there is still hope on earth. ;)

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  12. I thought Islam allowed a man to have up to four wives.

    Actually, a similar "service" was set up in the UK a number of years ago, and it quickly developed a large clientele. According to a study done by a British news magazine, the majority of the participants were happily married and said they were looking for "alternative sex partners" to help make their marriage more stable!

    In a word, WTF?????!?

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  13. True about Islam permitting four wives. There must be more to this religion that our govt has deemed it deviationist. I don't have knowledge about it to provide details.

    Interesting about that service in the UK. I think if this is permitted here, it would quickly have a large clientele too. WTF! indeed! Oops!

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