PETALING JAYA, Dec. 5 -- Battle lines have been drawn in the spat between preacher Nik Ahmad Farhan Nik Mohamad and his ex-wife Fatin Nurul Ain Mat Aris, with his new spouse now getting involved.

Known only as Dr Aireen, the second wife of the religious scholar spoke up on Instagram to defend her husband after he was hit with allegations of domestic abuse.

"The responsibility of maintaining the harmony of a household cannot fall on a husband's shoulders alone.

"He has to get the cooperation of his wife so he can do right by both of them.

"If only one party is putting in the effort and the other party can't stop finding faults with their partner, and even bringing up old issues to expose the other person this is the trait of a so-calle...