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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.
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.
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.