Ministry: We didn’t intervene in Kelantan’s marriage move

KOTA BARU: The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development did not intervene in the Kelantan government’s decision not to raise the marriage age limit for minors.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh, however, said the state government had to abide by the law, especially on the appointment of the high court judges as the decision-maker on any marriage application.

“The assigned judges will be able, among others, to obtain information on the family’s economic status and health status of the bride and groom.

The judge also has the right to reject the application if the applicant does not comply with the stipulated rules, ” she told a media conference after officiating the closing ceremony of the Underage Marriage: Between Hope and Reality Conference here yesterday. — Bernama

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