It is strictly prohibited in Muslim-dominated countries to have all sorts of physical contact between men and women. Therefore, both gender should never do any physical contact before marriage or risk being punished or worst, deported.
A Filipina in Saudi Arabia met the worst result of bringing her boyfriend inside her room as she was deported to the Philippines right after her employer saw them together.
According to the Welfare Officer Rosemarie Cleofe, who handled the case, the employer personally brought the Filipina to the Philippine Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
It was there that the employer confessed to seeing the Filipina with her boyfriend doing something that only married couples are allowed to do.
If there’s something good that happened to the Filipina, it was the fact that her employer refused to file a complaint against her. The Filipina was sent back to the Philippines instead.
“Mabuti po at hindi sila nagagaya sa ilang mga nahuhuli na ipinakukulong ng employer at minsan ay nasasaktan pa,” says Cleofe.
In Saudi Arabia, it is well-known that having physical interaction with the opposite sex is punishable by law.
The Filipina, on the other hand, ‘deeply regrets’ the things she did. She also admitted into bringing her boyfriend, whom she met in a place frequently visited by Filipinos, into her room, inside her employer’s house but she strongly denied having physical contact with him.
“Nangingig po ako sa takot at hiya,” says the Filipina. “Tuwing nakikita ko ang employer ko, pinagsisisihan ko po ang pangyayaring ito.”