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K'tan records highest number of marriage applications below age 18

A total of 140 applications made at the state's Syariah Court from 2016 to 2018.

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Gov't to propose stricter SOP for child marriages

The cases will be heard before Syariah high court judges instead of lower court judges.

by Bernama
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Child rapists 'should be shot' - Siti Hasmah

PM's wife expresses frustration at religious leaders whose narrow focus excludes moral values. 

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Shameful reporting on child marriage in Prai by local daily

LETTER | I question the article's intention, and whether laws have been broken by releasing the child's name.

by Stanley Sudhagaran
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Family agrees to postpone marriage of 11-year-old child

This follows police advising the Rohingya family in Penang to follow state religious law.

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Social activist stops marriage of child bride in Prai

He claims an 11-year-old child was on the verge of being married off to a 21-year-old man.

by Susan Loone
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Cease Muslim stereotyping in child marriage issue

LETTER | The are more non-Muslim underage marriages than there are Muslim.

by Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar
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'Child marriage a necessity in Kelantan’ – roundtable by PAS gov’t concludes

Resolutions include a declaration against Putrajaya’s plan to raise minimum marriage age to 18.

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Maszlee: Child marriage among reasons for primary school dropouts

UPDATED 5:55PM | PARLIAMENT |  Other reasons include poverty, students' lack of interest, indifferent attitude of parents and sickness. 

by Kow Gah Chie
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DPM: Underage marriage not the solution to social problems

PARLIAMENT | Wan Azizah says the government won't compromise on matters pertaining to children and their protection. 

by Bernama
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What's with child marriage in Malaysia?

LETTER | To eradicate child marriage and labour, Malaysia must move away from treating education as a privilege.

by K Shan
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Standardise legal age for marriage, UN rep tells gov't

Boer-Buquicchio says M'sia should do away with its dual legal system where child marriage is concerned.

by Alyaa Alhadjri
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DPM calls on M'sians to fight 'social disasters' together

These include cases of child marriage, which Wan Azizah likens to paedophilia.

by Bernama
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TMJ: 'Absolute madness' to lower marriageable age to 14

Tunku Ismail responds to a mufti's suggestion to bring down the age of marriage even further. 

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Wrong to say Islam against banning child marriage, says preacher

PKR Youth leader says Muslim scholars have differing opinions on the age of puberty and age of maturity.

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Child marriage ban – consult women's group, DPM urged

Social activist Marina Mahathir says the groups would help provide her with solid justifications against the practice.

by Annabelle Lee
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