According to NST, Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V has divorced former Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina. This comes after a whirlwind romance which began in Europe and climaxed at a wedding in June last year that surprised the nation. Later on, Sultan Muhammad V stepped down as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, raising many questions from the public, as he was the first King in Malaysian history to do so.
Sources confirmed that the divorce was finalised on July 1, following the filing of documents at the Singapore Syariah Court on June 22. The cause of divorce is still unknown.
A copy of the divorce certificate seen circulating online – confirmed by a source to be genuine – seems to hint at a serious matter because it was a ‘talak tiga’ divorce.
In Islam, a ‘talak tiga’ divorce or also known as talaq baayin, is the most severe divorce. The couple cannot remarry unless the woman marries another man, and this man, of his own free will, divorces her or dies.
Rumours of the marriage being rocky and allegations of divorce emerged as early as January, although it was vehemently denied by Rihana’s father, Andrei Ivanovich Gorbatenko, an orthopaedic surgeon who was quoted saying, “It’s nonsense. I do not read the Internet, but I would have been the first to know.”
Meanwhile, there have been no official confirmations about the split from either side at the time of writing.
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