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Obedient Wives Club not welcome in Malaysia's Johor


June 8, 2011 - Kuala Lumpur

An organisation in Malaysia, known as The Obedient Wives Club, has been banned from Johor as it proposes to give women "sex lessons", which will enable them to keep their husbands.

State Women, Family, Health and Community Development Committee chairman Dr Robia Kosai said the club was not welcome as it is degrading and giving the wrong message to women.

She said the club was an insult to the family institution, and she also questioned why no club had been set up for husbands whose extra-marital affairs were usually the reasons for broken marriages.

"It is not fair to blame divorces entirely on the wives. In many cases, the husbands are the ones who have the affairs," the Star Online quoted her as saying in an interview.

She added that men sought prostitutes to satisfy their lust and not because their wives were not good enough in bed.

"Maybe it's the husbands who cannot perform in the bedroom," she said, urging them to seek medical attention.

But Perak mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria backed the club, adding that more should be set up around the country.

The club had offered sex lessons to help wives "serve their husbands better than first-class prostitutes", adding that a man kept happy in the bedroom would have no reason to stray, seek out prostitutes or indulge in other social vices.

Facebook group We Do Not Want Sexist Nonsense From Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd has gained a staggering 2,613 members in just four days.

Founder Matthew Ong said there were plans to campaign via social media to lobby the Government to shut down the club, adding that it would work with various groups, including White Ribbon Malaysia.

"The club's teachings are definitely sexist, degrading and insulting to women across the globe," he said in an open letter to group members.

He added that initial efforts to engage club vice-president Dr Rohaya Mohamad had been unsuccessful.

Ong, who is currently studying in Australia, urged members to defend the rights of mothers, sisters and friends everywhere.

"I believe a lot of you will agree that you don't want to see your loved ones treated like a sex worker, sex object or a first-class prostitute," he stated.

ANI

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