An Indonesian MP brought his three wives to his inauguration at Parliament or House of Representatives in Jakarta, starting a frenzy on social media as well as in the local media.
The National Democratic Party (NasDem) politician Achmad Fadil Muzakki Syah better known as Lora Fadil was formally inducted in the house for the 2019-2024 term.
But what got tongues waggling was his bravado in showing off his three wives, all wearing blue dresses, before and after the official ceremony.
Under Indonesian laws, a Muslim can have more than one wife, which is also a custom supported by Islamic laws.
In past interviews, Lora Fadil said his wives were always together and the first two wives lived in the same house in complete harmony.
The photos of Lora with his three wives in blue went viral, with none being too shocked at his brazenness.
He was the leader of the Parti Persatuan Pembangunan or the United Development Party and his son, Nur Agus Haz is a member of the Parliament.
Meanwhile, Lora said the presence of his three wives, Siti Aminah, Yeni Kurnia, and Novita, at the inauguration ceremony, demonstrates the harmony in his family.
There are multiple video interviews of the MP on YouTube showing the three women happily discussing daily issues with their husband, or attending to the needs of the children. He has seven children.
Responding to his photo with his wife going viral, he says this can be an example of how polygamy can bring harmony. -/TISG