Born in 1952, Wan Azizah received her early education in St. She was to continue her education at Tunku Kurshiah College in Seremban.She went on to study medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where she was awarded a gold medal in obstetrics and gynecology and she later graduated as a qualified ophthalmologist. Wan Azizah served as a government doctor for 14 years before deciding to focus on volunteer work, when her husband, Anwar Ibrahim was appointed the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia in 1993.
He has stated the need for liberalization, including an independent judiciary and free media, to combat the endemic corruption that he considers pushes Malaysia close to failed state status. She is currently the president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People’s Justice Party) and she was the Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh from 1999 to 2008.
, who works as a rubber tapper, was charged with solemnising a marriage and polygamy without obtaining court permission, according to local media.
In Malaysia, Muslims under-the-age of 16 can marry with permission from a sharia court.
He pleaded guilty to both charges and reportedly asked the judge to reduce his fine and not to send him to jail.
The marriage, which took place in a Thai mosque just across the Malaysia-Thailand border, sparked controversy last month when it gained widespread media attention.