23 Reasons Why Malaysians File for Divorce Will Make You Do a Bit of Soul-Searching
Troubled couples who end up filing for divorce often do so due to infidelity, financial matters, lack of intimacy and abuse among other things.
Such reasons are often deemed by courts to be a very valid basis for granting a couple’s dissolution of marriage in many parts of the world.
However, some of the reasons Malaysian couples cited for ending their marriage are so ridiculous that a local official was compelled to share them online.
Selangor Syariah Department compiled a list of reasons “why Malaysians filed for divorce,” which Malaysia’s deputy women, family and community development minister Hannah Yeoh shared on November 13 in the parliament.
Yang kuning contoh yang saya pilih dan saya tak malu sebut. Yang lain terutamanya yang pertama dan kedua saya rasa malu nak ulangi di Parlimen
Here’s the entire list in English as translated by Mashable:
Wife’s butt is not smooth
Husband is terrible in bed
Wife demanded clothes of 30 different colors
Wife dirties husband’s kopiah (cap worn by Muslim males) because he spends too much time hanging with his friends at the mosque
Wife enjoys going on trips with her entourage
Wife enjoys washing the clothes at night
Husband is always suspicious of wife
Wife revealed she had better sex with previous partners
A difference in political views
Husband does not like wife eating in the car
Husband’s salary is lower than wife’s
Wife is slow in preparing food
Spouse sleeps and wakes up late
Husband has erratic working hours
A child is sick and feverish
Jealousy because the spouse is still friends with an ex
Spouse is too chatty
Spouse snores in bed
Spouse enjoys shopping
Husband is stingy
Spouse’s manner in washing and drying clothes is unacceptable
A squabble over which television programmes to watch
Spouse forgets to flush every time after using the toilet
While admittedly some of them are outright silly, others, especially the last one, do sound reasonable enough to compel someone look for a different partner.
According to Hannah, the list was based on surveys conducted in the Selangor state alone and data from other states are currently being compiled.
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