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Malaysian state offers second honeymoon for couples on brink of divorce
A state in Malaysia, Terengganu, is offering warring couples free vacations to help...
October 12, 2009 3:51 by kippreport
A state in Malaysia, Terengganu, is offering warring couples free vacations to help revive their marriages, reported AFP.
Couples will be sent on a three-day, two-night holiday to one of the islands off Terengganu.
“Newly-wed couples are facing numerous problems. Among them are financial issues and problems related to their in-laws,” said Ashaari Idris, the state’s welfare, community development and women affairs committee chairman.
“Before marriage, all was good. But after marriage, some are unable to cope with the new challenges,” he told AFP.
“I want to strengthen family ties. If a marriage breaks down, it will hurt the children and it will have serious implications on society.”
Couples need to apply for the holiday package and sit for an interview before they are granted the $440 second honeymoon.