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Jakarta Post

Wives take the fall as fugitive escapes

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 30 2009   /  12:40 pm

The arrest of Noordin M. Top's suspected third wife, Arina Rahmah, in her hometown of Cilacap has come as a shock for most of her neighbors and relatives. Despite never having met Arina's husband since she tied the knot in 2005, none of her neighbors believed the 26-year-old teacher could have married the nation's mostwanted fugitive. In the eyes of her relatives and neighbors, Arina is a nice, quiet and religious person, regularly attired in full-length black, with a veil that leaves only her eyes to open to public view. After primary school in Cilacap, Arina was sent to study in Yogyakarta, rarely returning to Cilacap. Once she was married, she spentmuch of her time teaching at her father's Islamic boarding school, Al-Muaddib, in Cilacap, as well as taking care of her two children -Khaula, 2, and Daud, 1 - believed to be Noordin's. Following her arrest, Arina's...