Malaysia has banned a book by a controversial group that advocates multiple women and says wives should act like professional women to spice up the marriage.
A group known as the Obedient Wives’ Club will no longer be able to publish the book which was a kind of manual intended to be read only by members.
Abdul Aziz, a high-ranking official in the home ministry’s censor division, was cited by the Malaysia Star newspaper as saying the book would be banned because its content infringed censorship laws.
The ban slaps the equivalent of a $1,600 fine and up to three years in jail for anybody who publishes the book.
The Obedient Wives’ Club is associated with the prohibited al-Arqam religious sect.
The club had previously encouraged members’ wives to behave like “high-class professional women” to keep other women from sharing a bed with