Malaysian club says domestic abuse is wife's fault

PETALING JAYA: Wives who "obey, serve and entertain" their husbands can help reduce social ills such as prostitution and domestic abuse, according to members of The Obedient Wife Club.

The Club, to be launched Saturday by Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd, aims to teach wives how to keep their husbands happy and contented.

Global Ikhwan, an organisation founded by former members of the banned Al-Arqam Islamic group, also launched the Ikhwan Polygamy Club two years ago.

Global Ikhwan spokesperson Siti Maznah Mohd Taufik said that many social ills were caused by disobedient wives who failed to bring joy to their husbands.

"Domestic abuse happens because wives don't obey their husband's orders. A man must be responsible for his wife's wellbeing but she must listen to her husband," said Siti Maznah in an interview on Friday.

When asked whether it was the wife's fault for being abused, she said: "Yes, most probably because she didn't listen to her husband."

Siti Maznah, 48, also stressed that husbands would not stray and turn to prostitutes if wives supplied them with a satisfying sex life.

She said women had the duty of making themselves attractive and dressing up beautifully at home.

"Wives should welcome them with sexy clothes and alluring smiles when in the privacy of their homes," she said, adding that she herself did the same as everyone in the club practised what they preached.

Siti Maznah, a second wife and mother to five children, said she treated her husband's first wife like her elder sister.

"Altogether, we have 16 children in our household. My husband is a happy man, you can see it from his actions," she said.

According to her, the Ikhwan Polygamy Club now has over 1,000 members comprising both husbands and wives. The average number of children per polygamous household ranges from four to 26.

Siti Maznah admitted that husbands were not perfect and it was natural for disagreements to occur, sometimes.

"We can have discussions and disagreements. We don't just keep quiet when we don't agree with our husbands," she said.

However, as long as husbands did not go against Islamic law, their final word was law, she said.

-The Star/Asia News Network


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