According to Kosmo!, Dr Bahrom Sanugi, 61, had married Sri Wani Choo Abdullah, 37, in Songkhla, Thailand, in August 2009.
The couple apparently obtained false marriage certificate in Kedah after they got married.
Dr Sanugi, a former dean at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), became suspicious of his wife’s gender when he found the serial number of her MyKad ending with an odd number, which usually denotes the male sex.
Judge Abdul Walid Abu Hassan of the Kuala Lumpur Syariah High Court fixed April 23 to decide on Dr Sanugi ‘s application to get a court order for Sri Wani to undergo a DNA test to verify her sex.
Reacting to the request, the boutique owner from Bentong, Pahang, has filed an objection.
Dr Sanugi ‘s lawyer, Muhammad Hafiz Ab Rashid, said the academician had filed for faraq (annulment) on Jan 17 last year at the East Gombak lower Syariah court.
“My client has clear proof regarding the sex of his wife after finding a birth certificate which denoted Sri Wani is a man,” the star online quoted Rashid as saying.
He further added that Sri Wani was understood to be a widow without children before the marriage.