Man fined RM1,800 for marrying 11-year-old girl without syariah court's consent

PETALING JAYA: The man who married an 11-year-old child was fined RM1,800 by the Gua Musang syariah court.

Harian Metro reported that the man was charged with solemnising a marriage and polygamy without obtaining the court's permission.

He pleaded guilty to both charges.

Judge Mohd Surbaineey Hussain sentenced the man to RM900 for each charge.

According to the report, the 41-year-old rubber tapper was charged under Section 19 and Section 124 of the Kelantan Islamic Family Law Enactment No.6 of 2002 that carries a RM1,000 fine or a two months' imprisonment.

The report also said the accused, who was wearing a black skull cap, appeared nervous as the two charges was read out to him.

Harian Metro reported that the accused also asked the court to reduce his fine and not be imprisoned.

Nor Azizi Abdul Rahman appeared for the prosecution while accused was represented by a male relative who is not a lawyer.

The man had sparked controversy when he married an 11-year-old child in Thailand on June 18.

The marriage was apparently solemnised at a mosque in Sungai Golok, Thailand.

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