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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

WHAT? Hubbies for hire at RM5,000?

Salam to all,

Let's read this news that I got from NST online today 23rd March 2010.

Hubbies for hire at RM5,000

By Farrah Naz Karim
PUTRAJAYA: They may be legally married, but husbands of many foreign women in the country barely know their wives' names, let alone have a chance to consummate their marriages.
These "husbands-for-rent" are making not less than RM5,000 a month from their wives.

Immigration Department director-general Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman said these women, mainly from a particular country, used these men to enable them to stay in the country for a long period without having to go in and out of Malaysia for documentation processing.

He said it was not an exaggeration to assume that for every 25 marriages involving a foreign woman, only one was genuine.

"This figure is reflected in past raids at vice dens where these women showed enforcement officers documents to prove that they were married to local men.

"Checks revealed that they knew nothing about these so-called husbands and their husbands can't even recall the names of the wives off-hand.
"There was only one case where the husband of a foreign woman rounded up at a karaoke joint came forward to claim his wife," Rahman said, adding that Immigration laws could neither be used against these "rented husbands" nor their wives as their marriages were considered legal.

He said such cases were rampant, especially in Perak, Johor and Penang.

He said many of these foreign women, involved in vices like prostitution, could make up to RM20,000 a month, servicing 10 clients a day for at least RM100 each (considering they work 20 days a month).

Hence, Rahman said deals for these "marriages of convenience" were easily sealed as the RM5,000 they gave their "husbands" was nothing compared with what they could be losing out if they had to take long breaks and leave the country due to short permissible stays.

He added the department took this matter of bogus marriages to foreigners seriously and conducted random checks at their houses to ascertain their vows were for real and not merely on paper.

He said under Immigration procedures, foreign spouses would first be given a three-month pass to stay in the country, before being allowed six-month visas.

If satisfied, the department would issue yearly passes for five years to the foreign spouses before allowing him or her to stay in Malaysia without having to exit the country.

My reactions/thoughts/personal opinions:

I'm thinking about the latest issue of newborn infants found dead in various places in bad conditions.
What if this "marriages of convenience" is also one of the contributing factor? I'm also condemning those local men who agreed to be the hired husbands. They are only thinking about the "easy income" they will get every month when they actually do next to nothing! This issue could also tarnish the image of other genuine foreigner's wives. Some might suspect them to be in the same boat even though they are not. 

Now, what say you? I know that this might not be a new issue but it certainly not going to be resolved in a near future if there's some greedy and unspeakable men agree to be hired! 


yatie chomeyl said...

20000 gaji sebule? huhuuh lagi kayo dari kijo menteri isk3x

Sitisifir10 said...

Astaghfirullah, nilah akhir zaman :(

Hanz said...

social sad & worry for the next generation..

temp. housewife said...

tula kijo paling sene kot (sarcastic nih).

temp. housewife said...

pijah: takut kan.

Hanz: mmg menakutkan. harap2 anak2 kita tak terpengaruh dgn perkara negatif.

temp. housewife said...

pijah: takut kan.

Hanz: mmg menakutkan. harap2 anak2 kita tak terpengaruh dgn perkara negatif.

ummiluqman said...

apa nak jadi dunia skrg..nauzubillah

mommyYen said...

i ada dengar this issue b4 this kak nura..foreigner who married w local..diorang boleh dpt high pay...kenapa eh..?

temp. housewife said...

Cik Ma: minta2 dijauhkan perkara2 begini.

Sati: kalau buat kerja tak baik mcm ni senang je nak kaya tapi hidup tak akan senang pun.

paij188 said...

agree with ummiluqman. ape nak jadi la dunia skrg.

lelaki ramai sgt yang dayus pun ye.. nak duit, tak mau tanggugjawab, nak seronok je pun ye jugak, tak? tu pastu bile ade baby buang2 macam buang sampah je..

nau'zubillah! mintak dijauhkan kite dari perkara2 mcm ni.

Nadiah Sidek said...

isy, ntah apa2 je la dunia zmn skrg ni

Eyriqazz said...

fuhh..macam3 skang ni...

P/s :easier to comment kalau takde word verification

temp. housewife said...

Fairus: Couldn't agree more with what you said.

Nadiah: betul tu. mcm2 benda berlaku skrg.

Eyriqazz: I've disable the owrd verification but then I got some unwanted comments like promoting their blogs in my comment box.

yushida03 said...

haisshh.. kalu x ingat hidup bukan hanya atas dunia mmg kelabu mata hitam gak tu..

temp. housewife said...

betul tu Yushida.

Jiji said...

gosh seriously!!!!!??

Ida said...

mcm2 dunia skarang ni..psl duit org sanggup buat ape saje..ish ish

temp. housewife said...

Jiji, seriously!

Ida, duit haram senang je dpt kan. tapi hidup mesti tak berkat.

Mummy_Hana said...

Salam..nilah yang terjadi bila perkahwinan tak dianggap sebagai satu ibadah..

temp. housewife said...

mummmy Hana, mmg kawin sbb yg lelaki tu nak duit, yg perempuan pula nak buat kerja haram dgn senangnya kat Msia.