Malaysian woman married to Saudi sends SOS to family over “serious physical abuse at the hands of her husband”
From my own experience:
In the seventies I lived in Bangkok. Â I often went back and forth between Thailand and Europe, with stopovers in Dubai. On one of these flights from London to the Far East I met two pretty British chicks, early twenties, who were very exited about their upcoming marriages with Arabs in the Emirates.
I tried to warn them, talk them out of it, but all I got was the old “they’re not like that, they’re just like us, they re educated in England, they are really nice…”
I gave them my name card, and much to my surprise about a year later I received an SOS call from one of them, asking me for all kinds of help, which I was in no position to offer.
I gave their names to Â the British Embassy in BKK, but that’s about it. What more could I do? There are thousands like them locked up in the palaces of Arabia, who are at the mercy of their sheik’s. Â What can be done about it? What should be done about it?
“Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34
“Abused woman sends SOS from Saudi Arabia,” fromÂ The Star, January 5 (thanks to JW):
MIRI: A woman married to a Saudi Arabian has sent an SOS to her family in Ulu Baram, claiming she is being abused and ill-treated by her husband there.
Dorcas Imang appealed to her father Imang Ngau to highlight her plight to Malaysian and Saudi authorities and alert the Malaysian High Commission in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
Imang Ngau, in his late 60s and a farmer living in a longhouse in Ulu Baram, some 200km from here, has lodged a police report here over Dorcas’ situation.
According to sources, Dorcas alerted her elder sister, who is living in Sabah, via a hurriedly-made telephone call a few days ago saying she was suffering serious physical abuse at the hands of her husband.
She asked her sister to seek help from the authorities soon as she could not endure the abuse any more.
“In his report, the father said that his daughter claimed she was being locked up by her husband in their Saudi house and is being abused physically,” said a source….