"Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them." -- Qur'an 4:34
"Abused woman sends SOS from Saudi Arabia," from The Star, January 5 (thanks to Raja):
MIRI: A woman married to a Saudi Arabian has sent an SOS to her family in Ulu Baram, claiming she is being abused and ill-treated by her husband there.
Dorcas Imang appealed to her father Imang Ngau to highlight her plight to Malaysian and Saudi authorities and alert the Malaysian High Commission in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
Imang Ngau, in his late 60s and a farmer living in a longhouse in Ulu Baram, some 200km from here, has lodged a police report here over Dorcas' situation.
According to sources, Dorcas alerted her elder sister, who is living in Sabah, via a hurriedly-made telephone call a few days ago saying she was suffering serious physical abuse at the hands of her husband.
She asked her sister to seek help from the authorities soon as she could not endure the abuse any more.
"In his report, the father said that his daughter claimed she was being locked up by her husband in their Saudi house and is being abused physically," said a source....