OUTRAGE is rising world wide after a 41-year-old Muslim man took the 11-year-old daughter of an impoverished worker as his third spouse.
Che Abdul Karim, the self-proclaimed imam of Kampung Lalang village in Kuala Betis, Malaysia, reportedly travelled to the border city of Sungai Golok in southern Thailand to wed the kid final month.
The lady’s cash-strapped Thai dad and mom are rubber tappers who work for Mr Karim, who has kids aged 5 to 18 by his first two wives, based on The Borneo Put up.
Information of the unlawful union unfold after the person’s second spouse, 34, posted of the pair on social media with the caption: “Selamat pengantin baru suamiku. Suami 41, maduku 11 (Congratulations in your marriage ceremony, my husband, 41, his different spouse, 11).”
Malaysian on-line information website The Star reported that the girl deleted the put up after it went viral however mentioned in one other put up that she had referred the matter to the courts and the Malaysian Division of Welfare.
The underage bride has by no means been to high school and is a good friend of one in every of Mr Karim’s kids, based on The Put up.
The kid’s full identify has been printed in some Thai and Malaysian media however information.com.au has chosen to confer with her by her nickname, Ayu, due to her age.
Native media reported that Ayu gave her “consent” to the union after the older man expressed his want to marry her.
Her dad and mom agreed on the situation it will be a “nikah gantung” (suspended marriage) and he would wait till she turned 16 — the minimal authorized age for marriage in Malaysia — earlier than residing collectively as husband and spouse.
“I do know that my third spouse is simply 11 years previous, that she doesn’t attend college and that she has to succeed in the age of 16 for us to dwell collectively. Ayu agrees to this too,” Mr Karim instructed Malaysian wire service Bernama.
Che Abdul Karim Che Abdul Hamid – you’re a shameless, freaking polygamous pedophile. https://t.co/znDaRErtWZ
— 🇰🇱🇺🇧🇧🇰🇮🇩🇩 (@klubbkiddkl) July 1, 2018
Che Abdul Karim is his identify and that is his face.
Now the place is that intercourse offender registry? https://t.co/ylMIHamlD1
— Haramkan Nikah Bawah Umur (@tenoq) July 1, 2018
He mentioned he took half in a wedding solemnisation ceremony on June 18 within the presence of Ayu’s dad and mom, who had given them their blessing.
Revulsion over the union is rising world wide and Mr Karim has been labelled a “paedophile” on social media by disgusted fellow Malaysians, who’ve referred to as on authorities to intervene.
Mr Karim’s second spouse instructed The Star On-line that she confronted him after images of the ceremony have been despatched to her by his first spouse, 41.
She mentioned he had beforehand “assured each wives that he would by no means marry a toddler” and initially dismissed the images as having been photoshopped.
After studying the reality the second spouse posted the photographs to social media on Friday.
“I by no means anticipated this to truly occur,” she instructed The Star.
“If he marries a lady and never a toddler, I can settle for it. I even tried to match-make him with one other lady however he declined. What angers me is he married my youngster’s good friend.”
She added that she may “now not stand” her husband and that each she and Mr Karim’s first spouse deliberate to divorce him.
“There isn’t a use for this marriage to go on. I’ll go to the non secular workplace tomorrow,” she instructed Bernama yesterday.
“We’ve tried calling and texting him to settle our relationship however he’s not answering.”
Extremely, Mr Karim mentioned he was offended by the outrage and deliberate to sue media for defamation over allegations his different two wives have been livid he had married a toddler.
“I used to be dissatisfied with varied criticisms and allegations made towards me within the social media after I took her as my third spouse,” he instructed Free Malaysia.
“I’m wanting into this matter to pursue a authorized motion to clear my identify from the wrong and malicious allegations.”
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