…….. Malaysiakini reported that Ibrahim Ali, former UMNO member and currently an independent member of parliament for Kelantan's Pasir Mas, advised all and sundry that Old men still wanna have fun.
Hey man, we are all for fun but what fun did Ibrahim Ali have in mind, you may ask?
Well, Ibrahim declared: “… there would be fewer marital problems and a lower divorce rate if Muslim women were taught to accept polygamy.”
Ibrahim was responding to Fuziah Salleh, an opposition lawmaker, who questioned the qualifications of Syariah Court counsellors. She revealed that whenever there were marital problems, the women were blamed and forced to take the blame.
She stated: "They are not counselled but given 'advice'. And every time, they are told that the woman is to be blamed. If it is a family problem, they must be patient. If they are beaten up, they must also be patient."
I sympathized with Fuziah Salleh’s complaint of women getting the wrong end of the Syariah Courts' stick, because as I blogged in Battling wives in Kelantan? more than 1.5 years ago, a husband in Kelantan (like Ibrahim Ali) could resort to Section 128 (1) of the Kelantan Islamic Law Enactment 2002 against a wife.
What is this Section 128 (1) of the Kelantan Islamic Law Enactment 2002?
Well, in August of that year, Kelantan deputy mufti Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad told Berita Harian that wives would be deemed to be unjust and abusive if they couldn't satisfy their husbands' sexual needs ... what!!!
Then I naturally asked the same question that I posed in a previous posting Wives not satisfying husbands are abusive, namely, how would a woman be deemed to be ‘abusive’ if she couldn’t satisfy her husband’s sexual needs?
The Mufti explained that in a marriage, it's not always the wives who were abused as it could also happen to the husbands. He advised that Islamic laws protect both women and men.
He warned: “Thus wives who do not provide proper care for their husbands, including not fulfilling their sexual needs, can be considered as being unjust and abusive towards their husbands.”
“These women can be charged under Section 128 (1) of the Kelantan Islamic Law Enactment 2002.”
The wife could be subjected to a fine of RM 1,000 or jail of up to six months or both upon conviction. Sh*t, all these punishment if she couldn’t make him ‘cum’? Cum on lah, Pak Mufti.
But Ibrahim Ali, instead of brandishing the dreaded Section 128 (1) of the Kelantan Islamic Law Enactment 2002 (and I suppose we should be thankful for small mercies) felt obligated to explain to Fuziah Salleh. He said: "Such problems happen because women cannot accept polygamy. From a preventive point of view, what about doing a big campaign so that women can accept polygamy?"
He elaborated that women don’t realize that the … er … fun stops for husbands when those women become pregnant or when they hit their 50s.
Aiyoh, yang berhor
So what do you want if you think 50 old women aren't no longer … er … fun? Young sweeties in white blouse?
I am going to blame Ibrahim Ali’s attitude on budu ;-)
And if you ask why I am taking it out (excuse the unintended pun) on the innocent delicious (but 'gatal sedikit' causing) budu, please read my 2-year old post Has Aphrodisiac Budu Been Responsible?