Tuesday, October 13, 2009



Bagi mereka yang kalah dalam pilihanraya kecil yang lepas, terutamnya para petugas, bolehlah ikut saranan kerajaan Terengganu agar berbulan madu lagi. Kalau orang pergi haji pun, yang banyak sangat songel semasa di tanah suci, Tabung Haji sediakan satu bilik khas untuk mereka menyelesaikan sebarang ketegangan.

Malaysian beaches (file image)
Crystal-clear waters and palm trees may help couples stave off divorce

Terengganu says it will offer free second honeymoons to couples on the brink of divorce.

Ashaari Idris, a government official in Terengganu, said troubled couples would be allowed to spend two nights at one of the state's scenic island resorts.

He said those who wished to take part would have to apply, undergo an interview and also commit to marital counselling.

He said the programme was aimed at building family ties.

"After marriage, some are unable to cope with the new challenges," Mr Ashaari told the AFP news agency.

Couples faced issues like financial problems or difficulties with their in-laws, he said.

"I want to strengthen family ties. If a marriage breaks down, it will hurt the children and it will have serious implications on society," he said.

The Muslim-majority state had already carried out a pilot project involving 25 couples, he said.