Love conquers all - ask this Malaysian couple
Wok Kundor and Muhammad Noor Che Musa are not too familiar with Valentine's Day but say if it meant a day for professing love for one another, then every day for the past three years had been Valentine's for them.world Updated: Feb 14, 2009 20:00 IST
She is 106. He is 37. Wok Kundor and Muhammad Noor Che Musa are not too familiar with Valentine's Day but say if it meant a day for professing love for one another, then every day for the past three years had been Valentine's for them.
When the Malaysian couple had tied the knot in 2006, nobody gave their marriage much of a chance to survive. After all, Noor had just turned 34 and the bride was 103.
Now, Noor and Wok, who reside in Kampung Tok Bak in Kelantan have surprised many by staying happily married and proving that love will conquer all, if given a chance, reports the New Straits Times.
"In the beginning, we were the talk of the town, if not the whole state and country. We ended up in the news a few times," Noor says.
"But now, most of the people I care about, especially my family and close friends, have accepted Wok as my life partner. Most of our neighbours have also accepted that this marriage is for the long-haul," he says.
Wok said some neighbours hurled hurtful remarks at them in the beginning but patience finally won them over.
She said people from newspapers from as far as Singapore, Indonesia, China and Japan came to them looking for stories.
"Sometimes, I just wish that people will leave us alone but I guess there's really no chance of that happening as there are not many 106-year-old women with 37-year-old husbands," she says with a smile.