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KUCHING: Customary laws in Sarawak may be amended to set the marriage age for girls at 18, with 16 as the "absolute minimum" age.
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: It is a thumbs up from women activists on Selangor’s push for legal marriage age be upped from 16 to 18 for Muslims in the state.
KUALA LUMPUR: The minimum marriage age for Muslims and non-Muslims remains unchanged although the Government has withdrawn its reservation to Article 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will maintain 18 as the minimum marriage age in the state.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah PAS is throwing its support behind Sabah mufti Datuk Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar’s controversial suggestion to lower the minimum marriage age to 14.
KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said that he would study the suggestion to lower the minimum marriage age to 14 for girls and 16 for boys by state mufti Datuk Bongsu Aziz Jaafar.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah PAS has called for all parties to prioritise syarak (Islamic teachings) in discussing matters pertaining to the legal marriage age.