Jakarta to tighten law on polygamy
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja
Fri, Feb 19, 2010
The Straits Times

JAKARTA: Indonesia is pushing for a new law that will require men to register multiple marriages instead of engaging in polygamy on the quiet.

The aim is to strengthen protection for women and children.

Recently, the Religious Affairs Ministry submitted a Bill that would punish men who opt for unregistered marriages - known as nikah siri - with a jail sentence and a fine.

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