Court grants former minister a discharge not amounting to an acquittal.
Shahidan Kassim is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl by touching her arm.
The causes of child marriage are complex and include traditional beliefs, climate change and conflict.
Martin Choo from the Kuala Lumpur AIDS Support Services Society says it is time to be realistic in addressing the rise in HIV cases among underage youth.
Cenbet and Lawyers for Liberty say indecision on part of government only encourages more child marriages and grooming by paedophiles.
The government mulls abolishing a provision giving the courts and menteris besar the power to bypass the minimum age of marriage.
Pressure grows on the deputy prime minister as more activists question the delay in charging a 41-year-old man with sexual grooming and violation of procedures.
Former de facto law minister Azalina Othman Said challenges Gobind Singh Deo and M Kulasegaran to table amendments on unilateral conversions under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) (Amendment) Act 2016.
Strongly worded statement from the PKR leader over DPM's call urging public not to condemn a man who defended his marriage to an 11-year-old girl.
It is a solution proposed by Putrajaya which views the problem of Muslim child marriages as complex due to the nature of shariah laws in the country.
The group of former prominent civil servants says states are not obliged to follow a fatwa but everyone will have to abide by a federal law prohibiting the marriage of underaged girls.
In Malaysia, we wrap our children in cotton wool but at the same time contemplate marrying off 11-year-olds to older men.
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.
Che Abdul Karim also threatens legal action against his critics.
The age of the Prophet's wife at the time of her marriage remains a thorn among Muslim historians.
Amid public outrage, parents of a 11-year-old girl defend decision to allow their daughter's marriage to a 41-year-old man.
Putrajaya forms special task force to look into the problem of child marriages.
The UN body say it's time the PH government amend the law to set the legal marriage age to 18 'without exception'.
Trainee footballers at Argentinian giants Independiente were coaxed into underage prostitution with offers of football boots or even just underwear, a Buenos Aires public prosecutor has said.
The 16-year-old victim became friends with the 39-year-old on social media before he asked to meet her.
PAS’ ulama wing says a couple must also be given adequate knowledge about marriage before tying the knot.
Zuraida Kamaruddin says the MP must be held accountable for any grievances arising from cases involving girls.
Azalina Othman Said says it is considered rape if an individual has sexual intercourse with a child under 16.
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