Sabah mufti says proposal to lower legal marriage age only for 'special cases'

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 29 Sep 2018

KOTA KINABALU: After facing mounting backlash from the public for his controversial remarks, Sabah mufti Datuk Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar has clarified that his statement that girls should be allowed to marry at 14, and boys at 16, only applied to "special cases".

Bungsu said he merely suggested that these were marriageable ages, and that different consideration should be given to teenagers wanting to get married under "special circumstances".

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Opening up of legal sector could make Malaysia a hub for legal services, says outgoing British envoy
Ops Manis to ensure sufficient sugar supplies extended nationwide, says Domestic Trade Minister
Why politicise ‘Robin Hood’ subsidy reduction? 90% of rakyat won’t be affected, says Anwar
Johor police nab two over viral video of cop impersonators in car chase
Pump damage causes water disruption affecting over 60,000 Labuan residents
UPSR, PT3 will not make a comeback, ministry focusing on holistic approach, says Deputy Minister
Bank employee duped out of RM53,700 in online job scam
Only 300 PPR units available for 3,000 applications annually, PM tells Parliament
Zuraida fails in bid to challenge ROS decision on PBM presidency
Kedah MB under probe for sedition, awaiting further action from AG, Anwar tells Parliament

Others Also Read