PARLIAMENT | Wan Azizah says the government won't compromise on matters pertaining to children and their protection.
Sabah gov’t’s reluctance to increase the age limit to 18 mocks the sanctity of marriage.
Child brides tend to leave school, have limited economic opportunities, are vulnerable to abuse and mental health problems.
Boer-Buquicchio says M'sia should do away with its dual legal system where child marriage is concerned.
COMMENT | Child marriage happens because parents think they own their children and prefer to do what is best for themselves.
COMMENT | There is nothing stopping Harapan from tabling motions to amend the syariah law in each of the eight states they govern.
UPDATED 1.03PM | Continued inaction against child marriages turning Malaysia into a "haven for paedophiles", the human rights group says.
This is based on a Social Welfare Department report on the marriage of the girl and a 44-year-old man.
LETTER | Such an SOP would make it permissible for certain parents to continue ‘selling’ their children.
UPDATED 12.54PM | S'GOR DUN | Selangor ruler says he's concerned about the impact of marital life on underaged girls, and the consequences on society.
A Bukit Aman police officer confirms this but declines to elaborate.
Child bride is not missing or in hiding as previously reported, with her parents at their village.
Chong Eng says the state legal advisor has been instructed to look into laws to increase the minimum age for marriage.
Executive director Latheefa Koya also questions the contradictory versions offered by the Women's ministry on the progress of the Kelantan case.
'You must unequivocally state the position that child marriage will not be sanctioned under any laws in Malaysia.'
LETTER | More Malaysians should support the 'Student Not Spouse' initiative calling for child marriages to be banned.
Existing laws that enable such unions need to be amended, the minister says.
COMMENT | The medieval practice should be made a federal crime so that the law can be made applicable to all Malaysians.
This is because both the families involved have other children affected by the viral news, says the Women's minister.
Child marriage is a complete violation of a child’s human rights and must be made a crime, says its commissioner.
Her father consented to a 'nikah gantung' and says his daughter will stay in the family home until she turns 16.
Wan Azizah says Welfare Dept will meet mother of 11-year-old who wedded 41-year-old man.