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BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN): As early spring smog descended on Beijing on Thursday (March 4), Tiananmen Square, the political heart of the city, was under a massive security lockdown.
Campaigners say forced conversion and marriage of girls and woman from minority religions, including Hindus and Christians, is a growing problem in Muslim-majority Pakistan, with those from poor families and low castes largely targeted.
JAKARTA (ANN): The recent marriage of a 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) has put a spotlight on the high prevalence of child marriages in the province. Fifteen-year-old EB, a junior high school girl in Kumbak Dalem hamlet, Setiling village, Batukliang district accepted the proposal of 17-year-old UD, a boy she had known for only a year.
NEW DELHI (AFP): Tens of thousands of girls across Asia are being forced into marriage by desperate families plunged into poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic, as campaigners warn years of progress tackling the practice is being undone.
PETALING JAYA: Hannah Yeoh is expected to be called up to Bukit Aman over her Tweet about the future of the National Strategy Plan in handling the causes of child marriage next Tuesday (June 23).
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.
PUTRAJAYA: The government has outlined seven objectives, 17 strategies and 58 programmes and actions to address issues of child marriage through a five-year strategic plan.
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.