Kuala Lumpur, May 16 : Having two wives at the same time is certainly not the best idea for any man, considering all the bickering and vying for hubby's attention - but with Mohamed Nor Awang, an odd-job worker, the case is 'bit' different.
The 51-year-old Malaysian has three wives and all them are supporting him in his decision to take a fourth wife.
The women have consented to him marrying again and all three went to the Syariah High Court on May 15 to hear his application.
Mohamed Nor told Syariah High Court judge Sheikh Ahmad Ismail Hakim that he was capable of supporting a fourth wife and that he would be fair to all of them.
However, the judge was not taken in by his assurance.
Sheikh Ahmad told Mohamed Nor to submit an additional affidavit to support his claims because as an odd-job worker earning about RM1,500 a month, he was not sure Mohamed Nor had the financial capacity to support all four wives and be fair to them.
At this juncture, Mohamed Nor's three wives stood up and asked the court to allow their husband to take a fourth wife.
The three wives are Wan Rukiah Mat Yusoff, 52, Kalthum Dolaj, 39, and Noraini Daud, 40, and they have 18 children.
Sheikh Ahmad told Mohamed Nor to provide additional proof - the wali and his future bride must come to court and he must produce his bank account to show that he has the financial capacity to support a fourth wife.
"You have until Sunday to provide the proof," the New Straits Online quoted Sheikh Ahmad, as saying.