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PETALING JAYA: MCA has criticised the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry for focusing on divorce cases instead of more pertinent issues such as child marriage and other social ills affecting the country.
HANOI (Bernama): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says she has presented a proposal to limit the age of marriage in the country to the Conference of Rulers.
KUCHING: A detailed breakdown of statistics in Sarawak’s high number of child marriage applications is needed to address the issue effectively, according to a women’s NGO.
SIBU: Sarawak is in favour of raising the minimum age of marriage to 18 because children – both boys and girls – should enjoy the rights to basic education of up to Form Five, says the State Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah.
PETALING JAYA: A total of 113 laws will need to be repealed, amended or drafted including the laws related to the death penalty, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
MELAKA: Melaka will conduct an assessment before deciding whether to increase the marriageable age to 18 for female Muslims in the state, the Chief Minister announced.
KOTA KINABALU: The government is developing an SMS tsunami alert system, with the hope of allowing people time to flee to safer grounds if disaster strikes, says Yeo Bee Yin.