'Increase minimum marriageable age to 18 for girls'

Annabelle Lee

Modified 20 Jul 2017, 10:22 am

Pakatan Harapan women's wing wants the minimum marriageable age for girls to be raised to 18, bringing it on par with the current minimum age for boys.

Amending the legislation that currently allows girls to marry at 16 would put an end to child marriages, said DAP Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching.

“Child marriage is not a fringe issue in Malaysia. There are nearly 9,000 such cases from 2010 to 2015 - 6,268 Muslims and 2,775 non-Muslims...

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