Tag: 11 year old
The Kelantanese says his marriage to an 11-year old has affected everyone as the government is working on raising the minimum age of marriage to 18.
Police officer Saroja Egamparam says their job is to investigate and they will now leave it to the attorney-general to decide what to do next.
James Nayagam says shariah and civil laws must be aligned in the best interests of children in matters such as child marriage and care.
He says he will not divorce her and is ready to wait another five years until his wife reaches the age of 16, the minimum legal marriage age for girls in Malaysia.
Child rights activist Sharmila Sekaran says educating children and parents on what it means to marry very young will help resolve the issue.
The NGO says there is no acceptable circumstance which can allow child marriage to take place in the country.
Nik Salida Suhaila Nik Saleh says her Facebook post on the matter was misunderstood and that she is actually pushing for the legal age for marriage to be increased to 18.