Polygamous man tried suicide after permission to take a second wife was denied
A 68-year old man in Penang tried to kill himself by drinking a bottle of poison after his first wife refused to give her consent for him to take another wife (probably a younger one). In most states in Malaysia you need a written consent from the first wife before you can take another wife.
The man is in a critical condition in a local hospital.
Penang police said the man would be charged in court for attempted suicide. If convicted he could be jailed not more than a year or fined or both.