OWC not letting off steam over ban on its sex guide

By Wong Pek Mei, The Star

PETALING JAYA: The Obedient Wives Club (OWC) may burn or dispose the club’s controversial sex guide book, its national chairman in Malaysia Fauziah Ariffin said.

The decision follows the Home Ministry’s announcement banning Seks Islam, Perangi Yahudi Untuk Kembalikan Seks Islam Kepada Dunia (Islamic Sex, Fighting Jews to Return Islamic Sex to the World) with immediate effect.

“The book is just pocket-sized. If the authorities say we cannot keep it, we will just obey … put it away or burn it,” she said in an SMS yesterday.

However, she said it was ultimately up to the members to decide what they wanted to do with it.

Fauziah was unfazed by the ban, saying that the members already knew that every book published by them would be banned.

“We stopped publication after the first (batch) so we won’t appeal (to the Home Ministry) or consider legal action.

“Let the public be the judge as we have made society aware that wives have to be obedient to husbands and make their intimate relations lively in order to strengthen their marriage,” she added.

Fauziah said all the books had been distributed and read by members before the book was banned, adding that the books sold like pisang goreng panas (hot cakes).

“It has received positive feedback. Many married couples that had problems in their sex lives said the knowledge the book provided had improved and even solved their problems,” she claimed, adding that more than 40 books had been printed.

The ministry warned that those found in possession of the book could be fined up to RM5,000.

Those found reproducing the book for the purpose of offering it for sale could be jailed up to three years or fined not exceeding RM20,000, or both.

The book was written by Hatijan Aam, the OWC founder.

The club was formed by Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd, an organisation founded by former members of the banned al-Arqam.