Child marriages in Malaysia must end, says UN human rights expert


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 04 Oct 2018

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian authorities must double their efforts to end child marriages, said a United Nations (UN) human rights expert.

In a statement on Thursday (Oct 4), UN special rapporteur Maud de Boer-Buquicchio called on the Government to enter into a dialogue with religious communities and judges who continue to grant exceptions under "certain circumstances" that allow the marriage of children of any age under Syariah law.

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