MALAYA: Secret Wife

Islamic law permits a man to marry as often as he chooses—provided he never has more than four wives at a time. For a man as enthusiastic as the Sultan of Pahang, however, it may sometimes be hard to keep count. An eternal youth at 52, Sir Abu Bakar Ri'ayatu'd-Din Al-mu'adzam Shah ibni Al-marhum Al-mutasim Bi'llah Sultan Abdullah, soon to celebrate his 25th year as ruler of the largest state in Malaya, is a man as huge (6 ft. i in., 200-plus Ibs.) as his name, and as perenially active as the tongue...

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