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SIS takes Mujahid to task over child marriages

Faisal Asyraf

Women's group Sisters in Islam (SIS) urged the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Mujahid Yusof Rawa to standardise and coordinate the syariah laws nationwide in regard to child marriage.

SIS communications manager Majidah Hashim said she was dumbfounded by the government's slow progress in tackling the child marriage issue due to states having their own jurisdiction in syariah matters.

"They (the government) said the problem is that the issue is localised - each state has to amend its respective law, so the government couldn't do much.

"But I think they can because Mujahid has been working with states to standardise the syariah criminal enactment nationwide...

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