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Shahidan freed of molest charge

Court grants former minister a discharge not amounting to an acquittal.

Court sets March 19 for mention of ex-minister’s sex assault case

Shahidan Kassim is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl by touching her arm.

World Bank: Child marriage costs countries billions in lost earnings

The causes of child marriage are complex and include traditional beliefs, climate change and conflict.

Everyone’s having sex, so let teens take HIV tests, says activist

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.

Stop justifying sex with a child, say 2 NGOs

Cenbet and Lawyers for Liberty say indecision on part of government only encourages more child marriages and grooming by paedophiles.

Court, MB may no longer allow underage marriage in future

The government mulls abolishing a provision giving the courts and menteris besar the power to bypass the minimum age of marriage.

Marina, women’s groups join criticism against Wan Azizah over child 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.

Unilateral conversions: Why the silence now, Azalina asks PH MPs

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.

PKR’s Latheefa slams Wan Azizah for defending child marriage culprit

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.

New SOP soon for shariah judges before allowing underage marriage

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.

G25: Make child marriage federal crime, not fatwa

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.

Paying lip service to child marriage

In Malaysia, we wrap our children in cotton wool but at the same time contemplate marrying off 11-year-olds to older men.

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.

Man in child marriage row says wives happy to share husband...

Che Abdul Karim also threatens legal action against his critics.

Amid uproar, child marriage debate moves to historical ‘error’ over Aisha’s...

The age of the Prophet's wife at the time of her marriage remains a thorn among Muslim historians.

‘I’m just 11 and you’re 41, but I’ll wait for you’

Amid public outrage, parents of a 11-year-old girl defend decision to allow their daughter's marriage to a 41-year-old man.

Girl’s parents okayed marriage to 41-year-old man, probe finds

Putrajaya forms special task force to look into the problem of child marriages.

Unicef joins outrage over girl’s marriage, tells Putrajaya to act

The UN body say it's time the PH government amend the law to set the legal marriage age to 18 'without exception'.

Child footballers ‘offered boots and underwear for sex work’

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.

Guard gets 12 years’ jail, whipping for raping underage girl

The 16-year-old victim became friends with the 39-year-old on social media before he asked to meet her.

Raising legal age limit for marriage not enough, says PAS

PAS’ ulama wing says a couple must also be given adequate knowledge about marriage before tying the knot.

PKR: Review Shabudin’s previous shariah cases when judge

Zuraida Kamaruddin says the MP must be held accountable for any grievances arising from cases involving girls.

Minister denies rapists can escape prosecution by marrying victim

Azalina Othman Said says it is considered rape if an individual has sexual intercourse with a child under 16.