PETALING JAYA: The Syariah High Court has allowed former Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad to enter into a polygamous marriage as he has agreed to fulfil the rights of his spouse, Dr Zaiton Abu Bakar.
Utusan Malaysia reported that the choice was made by Judge Abdul Halim Abdullah on Wednesday (Jan 19), who allowed the appliance from Dr Zaiton to settle the matter amicably with the Shah Alam MP.
“We have made an agreement between Khalid and the defendant, among which is that the wife’s alimony is recorded and decided in front of a judge,” said Zaiton’s lawyer Nurfarhana Abd Manaf.
“Khalid as the plaintiff agreed to allow the ownership of the bungalow they are currently occupying along with a penthouse which are both located in Shah Alam to be converted to Dr Zaiton,” she said.
Nurfahana added that Khalid has also agreed to give Zaiton a car that is being currently used as well as additional allowance to her in the form of a credit card.
“The agreement also records the alimony for the future wife that will be given,” stated Nurfahana when contacted by Utusan Malaysia.
Nurfarhana added that the change of the title and properties and vehicles to Zaiton shall be carried out as soon as the rent buy and installment funds are settled.
On December 8, Dr Zaiton filed a protection utility and counterclaim in opposition to her husband’s polygamy utility within the Syariah High Court earlier than Court Registrar Norbyetty Mohd Nasir, who allowed it and set for re-mention on December 20.
Meanwhile, Khalid declined to remark additional on the courtroom’s determination when contacted, saying that his case shouldn’t be linked to his stance in Parti Amanah Negara.
“It’s a private concern, there is no want to make a fuss, I simply comply with the foundations. My suggestion is that if there’s something to do with the legislation, comply with the foundations. I can touch upon different points, however this concern is my private matter,” he added.