THURSDAY, 21 JANUARY 2010

Polygamous family life? It’s a mess, say Malaysians

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Polygamy has been in the news again, this time in Malaysia where Muslim authorities relaxed the law on this practice in the mid-1990s.

However, a large-scale study under way across the country indicates that, contrary to the claims of Islamic authorities there, polygamy harms everyone involved -- including the men, some of whom admit that it is “stressful”.