London, Nov 4 (ANI): Malaysian officials have banned the controversial Islamic Sex guide published by the country’s Obedient Wives’ Club.
It is believed that the book, which offers sex tips to Muslim women, has been read by only a few hundred people, but officials said anyone making copies of the book for sale could be jailed for three years, the BBC reported.
The Obedient Wives’ Club, which has been widely criticised for promoting polygamy and denigrating women, told journalists last month that the book was intended as a spiritual guide to be read only by club members to help them comprehend sex.
The club has previously said women should act like “first-class prostitutes” to prevent their husbands from having affairs or resorting to violence.
The club is linked with al-Arqam, a religious sect that was banned in Malaysia in the 1990s.
Home Ministry official Abdul Aziz Mid Nor told the Malaysia Star newspaper that the book would be banned both because its content infringed censorship laws and because it was linked to al-Arqam.
Officials said anyone found with a copy of the book could be fined 5,000 ringgit (1,600 dollars).
And anyone intending to make copies for distribution faces a jail sentence and a fine of up to 20,000 ringgit. (ANI)