Indonesia district chief sacked over texted divorce of second wife
JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia's president on Wednesday sacked a district chief who took an 18-year-old as his second wife but divorced her after four days via text message, accusing her of not being a virgin.
The case of Aceng Fikri, the chief of the town of Garut 200km southeast of Jakarta, has angered residents who wanted him removed from his position.
Following a wave of protests, the local parliament launched an investigation and found that Mr Fikri, 40, had breached multiple laws in his brief marriage.
It recommended he be sacked, a decision later confirmed by the Supreme Court.