IPOH – The Perak government is prepared to consider the suggestion to introduce a mass polygamy wedding package, said Islamic Religious Affairs, Islamic Education and Personality Development Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Nizar Zakaria.
He said, currently the state government only runs a mass wedding programme for newlyweds, which had been carried out since 2013, on every Sept 16.
“We will review the proposal. We are aware that among the causes of polygamy are marriage solemnised abroad due to the custodian’s (wali) disapproval to the union.
“At the state and federal level, we frequently deal with certain countries like Thailand, especially on the issue of polygamy,” he said.
He was replying to a supplementary question from Abu Bakar Hussian (PAS-Titi Serong) who wanted to know if the state government was ready to introduce the special polygamy package.
Earlier, Mohd Nizar when replying to a supplementary question by Datuk Mohammad Daud Mohd Yusof (BN-Selama), said couples married through the programme would be listed under Kelab Rakan Nikah Jama’ie to curb divorce cases.
He added those who married under the Perak Islamic Religious Department (JAIPK) would follow a pre marriage course divided into four phases, from the first five years of marriage. – BERNAMA