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KUALA LUMPUR: All should respect the government’s decision to have Jawi script taught to pupils in Chinese and Tamil schools following a court ruling allowing this to be taught in vernacular schools, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof.
From LIM YI WEI, Selangor state assemblywoman for Kampung Tunku, Petaling Jaya.
While federal laws may be amended to raise the minimum age of marriage for Muslim girls to 18, it is still up to the state to follow suit, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
KUALA LUMPUR: While Federal laws may be amended to raise the minimum age of marriage for Muslim girls to 18, it is still up to the state to follow suit, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
PETALING JAYA: Although the debate on child marriages has often focused on Muslims, nuptials among non-Muslims below the age of 18 have gone up by about 20% annually in the past four years, with concerned groups blaming this on rising urban poverty and the lack of sex education.
PETALING JAYA: Sisters in Islam (SIS) has called upon the Pakatan Harapan government to urgently end child marriage in the country and to table a Bill to raise the age in the current parliamentary sitting.
KOTA KINABALU: The state government is going straight to the target groups in rural Ranau next week in an attempt to address child marriages that tend to take place more in communities in Sabah's remote areas.
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has formed a task force to oversee the amendment of laws to raise the minimum marriage age to 18, reaffirming its commitment to end child marriage in the state.
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government is aiming to amend laws to raise the minimum marriage age to 18 by August this year.