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Tapper feels guilty over Putrajaya’s push to raise age of marriage

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.

Child marriage: Investigation papers submitted to AG

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.

Activist: Boldly look at shariah, civil laws to solve child marriage

James Nayagam says shariah and civil laws must be aligned in the best interests of children in matters such as child marriage and care.

Marriage to 11-year-old: Man ready to face legal action

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.

Proper education can prevent child marriages, says activist

Child rights activist Sharmila Sekaran says educating children and parents on what it means to marry very young will help resolve the issue.

Ban child marriage for all children, says Sisters in Islam

The NGO says there is no acceptable circumstance which can allow child marriage to take place in the country.

Suhakam commissioner denies supporting child marriage

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.

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