04/27/2011 02:26 pm ET | Updated Jun 27, 2011

Malaysian Muslim Divorce Rate Up: Muslim Couple Splits Every 15 Minutes

An otherwise mundane Dewan Negara question and answer session was lightened up during a query on divorce cases among Malaysian Muslims.

Datuk Fatimah Hamat was the first to raise eyebrows across the senate hall when revealing that in every 15 minutes a Muslim couple gets divorced in the country.

"These statistics are shocking," said Fatimah.

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