Khalwat, tangkap basah and politicians


Khalwat, tangkap basah and politicians

Khalwat, tangkap basah and politicians

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Dr Badrul Amin was reported saying that “he was merely helping a woman who was facing domestic problems.”
If one lives long enough and is observant, he or she is bound to come across a similar incident or hear a similar story more than once. Over time, the incident or story becomes familiar.


So, when I read the story of one Dr Badrul Amin Baharom being allegedly caught in close proximity – better known in the Malaysian syariah parlance as “khalwat” and the Malay language as “tangkap basah” - it reminded me of a similar story that took place some 15 years ago.

For those unfamiliar with “tangkap basah”, it literally means being caught while being wet.

Of course, like all macho and self-righteous Muslim politicians accused of khawat, Dr Badrul Amin vehemently denied it.

Only a village yokel would own up when caught. He admitted to committing the khalwat either out of fear of being beaten to pulp or because he wanted to marry his khalwat partner quickly and cheaply.


Read more HERE.