Malaysian police nab 19 unmarried Muslim couples for ‘close proximity’ on New Year’s Day

Kuala Lumpur

[The Police] Department’s chief enforcement officer Khairul Azman Azizan said a 29-year-old mother had taken her two children, aged between three and six year-old, to the hotel room to be with her boyfriend.

“They tried to pass themselves off as married couple but checks revealed they were not married,” he said.

Khairul said they also detained an eight-month pregnant woman with her boyfriend after they failed to prove that they were married.

He said those detained were in their 20s to 40s and included students from the local higher learning institutions.

h/t Nicolai Sennels