Malaysia – For married couples who divorce without valid grounds, the Kelantan Government is thinking of imposing heavier penalties like whipping or jail sentences.
Stringent enforcement and heavier penalties would help keep the divorce rate down, according to State Women Development, Family and Health Committee chairman Wan Ubaidah Omar.
During the question and answer time at the Kelantan State
Assembly in Kolta Darul Naim, Omar said the government is willing to
consider the suggestion (whipping and jail sentences) if it can help
reduce the divorce rate.
Wan Ubaidah was asked by Hassan Mahmood whether the
government intended to introduce jail or whipping sentences for those
who divorce with no probable reasons.
In a reply to the original question by Tuan Zamri Tuan
Zakaria, Wan Ubaidah said Kelantan was fourth among states in the number
of divorces cases with the divorce rate of 14.67% between 2005 and
She said the divorce rate in 2005 was 13.5%, 14.6% in 2006,
followed by 2007 (13%), 2008 (15.5%), 2009 (16%) and 2010 (15.8%).
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