A settler lost his temper and threatened to murder his wife and their children when she refused to have sex with him, reported Harian Metro.
The 57-year-old man asked his wife for intercourse at about 10.15pm on Friday at their home in Jempol, but was turned down.
In a fit of rage, he smashed plates, bowls and vases, said Jempol district police chief Supt Noorzainy Mohd Noor.
"He ran amok and also damaged other things in the house.
"The man also broke the aquarium and then threatened to kill his wife and children," he said.
He added that the wife refused to have sex because they had filed for divorce and were due in court yesterday.
"The wife made a report on Saturday morning and the police arrested the man that afternoon," he said.
His children witnessed the incident and were traumatised by it, said Supt Noorzainy.
The report did not mention how many children the couple have or the wife's age.