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Thai loophole makes it easy for M'sians to marry child brides - report

While Thailand has strict child protection laws, they keep a hands-off approach on Muslim matters.

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Laws on minimum marriage age to be streamlined, says DPM

PARLIAMENT | Minimum marriage age limit to be set at 18 years.

by Bernama
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LFL: Handle child marriage case here, don't push it to Thailand

Its executive director Latheefa Koya claims the gov't is attempting to 'close the case' by sending the child back to Thailand.

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Contradicting reports of 11-year-old child bride’s whereabouts

One report says she has been moved deep into the interior while another says she is back in Thailand.

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DAP rep wants Penang to raise age of consent to deter child marriage

PENANG DUN | Syerleena says the change can be made under the state's Islamic laws.

by Susan Loone
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Latheefa snipes deputy minister for singing praises of Wan Azizah

Executive director Latheefa Koya also questions the contradictory versions offered by the Women's ministry on the progress of the Kelantan case.

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Ministry, Mujahid to work on raising minimum age for marriage to 18

'This is a systemic problem that needs a thorough root-cause analysis,' says Women Ministry. 

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Mujahid: Child marriage will probably be considered an offence

'The ban is not in terms of syariah law, but just in terms of administration,' says minister. 

by Bernama
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Marina on child marriage: Ban it, full stop

UPDATED 6PM | Activist perplexed that debate is focused on procedures, not the welfare of children.

by Koh Jun Lin
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Open letter to Wan Azizah from 'Angry Muslim father' on child brides

'You must unequivocally state the position that child marriage will not be sanctioned under any laws in Malaysia.'

by Umran Kadir
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Child marriage case – enough excuses from DPM

COMMENT | The pervert and paedophile, in this case, must be immediately arrested and charged in court.

by Latheefa Koya
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Child marriage: Ministry needs accurate, latest statistics

PARLIAMENT | Minister Dr Wan Azizah is looking to compile the data currently collated by several agencies.

by Bernama
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Mais moots raising marriageable age to 18, stricter requirements

Selangor Islamic Council proposes five prerequisites for marriage to a minor to be approved.

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Azalina: Gov't should be more 'creative' in handling child marriage cases

UPDATED 8.01PM | She says there are existing provisions where action can be taken against those involved.

by Zulaikha Zulkifli
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PAS veep against banning child marriage

Laws that require state authorities' consent for underage marriages should be enforced instead, says Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah.

by N Faizal Ghazali
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Syariah courts to get 'temporary' child marriage SOP, says Mujahid

The short-term measure will be in place until a total ban can be implemented, the minister says. 

by Annabelle Lee
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