Social activist stops marriage of child bride in Prai

Susan Loone

Modified 8 Feb 2019, 7:55 am

A social activist in Penang has called on the government to speed up the process to ban child marriages, claiming he stopped one in Prai on Wednesday.

On Feb 6, Stanley Sudhagaran received a tip-off that an 11-year-old female child was about to be married off by her parents to a 21-year-old man at midnight.

According to Stanley, the marriage was to take place in Prai in a family home, conducted by an unauthorised religious leader from the Rohinga community.

"I immediately decided to intervene and made a police report in Prai...

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