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Nation 01 Dec 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Respect court’s decision on teaching of Jawi script’

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.

Nation 21 Nov 2019 | 7:00 AM

Some states yet to decide on minimum marriage age

BUTTERWORTH: There are some states which have yet to make amen­dments to their enactments on the minimum marriage age bec­ause they are not ready to do so, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof.

Nation 15 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Non-Muslim child marriages on the rise

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.

Nation 05 Jul 2019 | 2:15 AM

Table Bill to raise marriage age to 18, SIS tells govt

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.

Nation 04 Jul 2019 | 7:59 AM

Child marriage awareness programme to be held in Ranau

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.

Nation 03 Jul 2019 | 8:52 AM

Sabah govt sets up task force to look into raising age of marriage to 18

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.

Nation 01 Jul 2019 | 7:09 AM

Sabah govt to amend laws to raise minimum marriage age to 18 by August

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government is aiming to amend laws to raise the minimum marriage age to 18 by August this year.