A 30-year-old man allegedly burnt down a mosque in Kampung Limau Manis, Sepang, to vent his anger after his former wife remarried.
He was believed to have been drunk when he used petrol to start the fire at 11.30pm on Tuesday, Harian Metro reported.
Imam Samsuddin Mat Daud said he noticed flames and smoke from the mosque and decided to check on it.
He said he found the front door locked, so he entered through a rear door before discovering the man sleeping at the main prayer hall.
However, he did not dare go near him because he was afraid that the man might be armed.
He said he sought help of villagers to put out the fire. By the time they reached the mosque, the man had already fled.
Villagers contacted the Fire and Rescue Department to ensure the fire did not spread to other areas.
The blaze caused an estimated loss of RM300,000. The prayer area was damaged, besides the carpet, copies of the Quran and cupboards.
Sepang district police chief Supt Zahedi Ayub confirmed the incident, saying police were tracking down the man.
This is what that is reported in today's Star.
Back home, Rizal continuously pleaded for his wife to accept him back.
After more than 15 years of marriage life, early this year, Rizal decided to throw in the towel.
He missed his swinging days and wanted to be with any women whom he chose. So, he went to Syariah Court to file for divorce.
When he realised there's no reason for his separation, he wrote 'change of lifestyle'.
He then moved out renting a room from his friend but would occasionally return home to be with his children or when it's almost end of the month when all his pockets are very dry.
All these while, his wife let him do what he wanted to do with his life. She has had enough of him.
He is a good man whom women throw themselves to, a good father who loves his children but neither a good breadwinner nor a good husband.
She let him went to court alone for filing as she had dragged him before, for counselling during the initial years of their married life, but he refused to attend the session.
He pronounced the talaq not too long after they had their first child.
All through the married life, he spent most of his salary on himself and his car. The figure S$500 is too big amount for him to give to his wife. Family's responsibility are mostly shouldered by his Mrs.
Much as Rizal wanted to continue the single path where he had left, he still love his family, if not his wife.
He opted to strike out his wife's name as a co-tenant to their 5-room flat but still allow them to stay there as he still wanted her to cook for him.
I do not quite agree with the terms when this was highlighted to me.
The wife, soon going to be his ex, will have no life for herself. She has to move on, build her future and choose her future man.
She is a daughter-in-law whose mother-in-law loves more than the mother's own Rizal.
She has her 3 children's future at heart and we were talking about children's maintenance when I touched and stressed about her alimony.
Amount of children's maintenance can wait as they have their father but her alimony is a one off payment which to my knowledge, many ex-wives overlook.
Rizal was all stressed out when his wife raised the issue.
He asked for advice from one of his friend who had just divorced his wife after 10 years together and the friend had to pay his ex-Mrs S$46,000.
Hearing the amount, that's where all the U turn start!!!
10 years - 46k, 15 years???
But the wife is too stressed out with the selfish Rizal.
She wants to move on from where she had left behind!!!