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Jason Dunn
07-31-2003, 04:40 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1509&ncid=1211&e=6&u=/afp/20030731/tc_afp/malaysia_divorce_offbeat' target='_blank'>http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...divorce_offbeat</a><br /><br /></div>"Malaysia plans to outlaw divorce via mobile phone text messaging after a row erupted over an Islamic court ruling that it was acceptable, local media reported. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the cabinet had agreed that Muslim men should be barred from divorcing their wives via the short messaging system (SMS) as such a serious issue needed to be handled in a more personal manner."<br /><br />Much ado was made of the "SMS divorce story" when it first came out, and this seems to be the end of it (thankfully), at least in Malaysia.

Paul P
07-31-2003, 05:59 PM
What is the world coming to when you can't even e-divorse your spouse. Outrage I tell you.

07-31-2003, 06:43 PM
That is so horrible! I could not imagine someone being that cruel!

07-31-2003, 07:06 PM
I'm not sure what's scarier:

1. The fact that someone actually did try to divorce someone over SMS.


2. That it is required to implement a law to tell people that this is inappropriate.

07-31-2003, 07:17 PM
I wonder if anyone has actually met on the Internet, e-married, then got e-divorced before even meeting face to face??? :roll:

- Aaron

07-31-2003, 07:31 PM
How cowardly is it to divorce your wife via SMS? Old chinese proverb: The more laws a society has to implement, the closer that society is to destroy itself. Or something like that....

07-31-2003, 07:51 PM
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07-31-2003, 08:25 PM

07-31-2003, 08:34 PM
SMS is still to unreliable. If you want to make sure they get the divorce notice you should use email. You can always CC a copy to SMS. :evil: In all seriousness, I am wondering how many people on here have broken up with someone via email, IM, or SMS.

07-31-2003, 10:04 PM
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07-31-2003, 11:54 PM
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08-01-2003, 07:33 AM
Now about those stories of getting fired by SMS...

Both getting fired and defining the end of a marriage need to have person to person negotiations. Each person should be able to judge the situation first hand. Whether it's 'ok, move on' or 'the next county is too close, I'll(or a pack of relatives will) do you bodily harm some night.'

Adding Sms to the equation adds both an avoidable risk and more negativity for the occasion.


Certified Optimist
08-01-2003, 08:36 AM
Waiting time for ordering a Pizza... 30 minutes...

Waiting time for divorcing someone using SMS... 0 minutes....

Interesting times we're living in...

Abba Zabba
08-07-2003, 06:15 AM
I think it's pretty funny that divorce by SMS was even thought of :lol: Can't wait to tell the wife about that tomorrow. I wonder how many men actually did this for them to pass the law 8O