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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities have warned men who marry foreign women that failure to register the marriages could create problems for both themselves and their brides. 

The warning was directed specifically to men involved in a reported new fad where Malaysian men seek Thai women to be second, third or fourth wives in Muslim ceremonies in south Thailand, according to a report in the New Straits Times newspaper Wednesday.

Deputy Home Minister Lee Chee Leong said that one common problem is that under Malaysian law, children of an unregistered marriage must take the nationality of the mother.

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