May 13, 2006

Malay Nonsense

Yesterday had read this link about a Malaysian wingnut.... (Obviously, wingnuts are in all countries ... )

A Malaysian opposition Islamist lawmaker drew heavy criticism from his own party and government lawmakers Friday after he called divorced women prostitutes and lustful. Abdul Fatah Harun, a Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party member, said most divorced women were not 'sad and quiet' like widows, but were 'easily spotted'' at parties displaying 'gatal' behavior (Malay-language word meaning 'lewd' or 'lustful' and is usually used in a derogatory manner), his party's newspaper quoted him as telling parliament on Wednesday. He also said most divorced women were prostitutes.

Today, I ran into this odd story also from Malaysia.
Now this is someone they'd deem a "Gatal" and some may not argue against it .. ;) Uggh..see the picture in the link!! I am all for freedom to love and marry anyone you please but they sure do make an odd couple..

Woman, 104, takes man, 33, as husband No. 21

A 33-year-old man in northern Malaysia has married a 104-year-old woman, saying mutual respect and friendship had turned to love...

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