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Nation 09 Mar 2020 | 7:00 AM

Suhakam wants women in roles of leadership

KUALA LUMPUR: Girls and women should be encouraged to take on leadership roles in an environment that fully supports them, said the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).

Nation 30 Jan 2020 | 7:00 AM

Ministry: We didn’t intervene in Kelantan’s marriage move

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.

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.