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


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  • 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".

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