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New child marriage case: Ministry officials meet teen bride in K'tan

  • Sep 18, 2018
Officers from the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry are in Kelantan to meet a 15-year-old girl who reportedly tied the knot with a 44-year old man, its minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. This follows a report by the New Straits Times today on the marriage, which took place at Masjid Kampung Laut, Tumpat in July with the approval of the Syariah Court. Wan Azizah, who is also the deputy prime minister, said while her officers are in Tumpat to look into the matter, t
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Remember child marriage pledge, Sangeet says after DPM's remarks

  • Jul 11, 2018
Pakatan Harapan has been urged to remember its pledge to raise the marriageable to 18, following Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's remarks on the matter earlier today. Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo said Wan Azizah's statements appeared to suggest a "softening" of Harapan's stance, which she said ran contrary to its election manifesto. "Unless the Harapan government makes a clear and loud stand in regards to child marriage in this country, there will never be a change in the mindse
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