Child marriage sparks outcry, investigation in Malaysia

Child marriage sparks outcry, investigation in Malaysia

She told FMT that even if the bride was 20 or 30 years old, it would not automatically make the marriage lawful as there would be other requirements to fulfill.

Still nothing from the Thai authorities about the 11yo old Thai girl married to a 41yo man? Her father apparently is an employee of the man.

In an exclusive video interview with Kosmo, he told them that his only intention was to help the child and give her a better life.

Malaysia has two sets of laws governing marriage for Muslims - which varies state-to-state - and non Muslims, according to Ragunath Kesavan, a former president of the Malaysia Bar Council.

He may not have his way if Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has anything to do about it.

News of the marriage, which reportedly took place on June 18 across the border in Thailand's largely-Muslim far south, went viral on social media after the man's second wife lodged a police report at the Gua Musang police station in Kelantan on Saturday.

The man had earlier denied everything when his second wife showed him the photographs, saying that the images were doctored.

Karim who is an imam in a rural village, noted that he promised to get his third wife a proper marriage certification once she turns 16. "Ayu agrees to this too", Mr Karim told Malaysian wire service Bernama. If he marries a woman and not a child, I can accept it.

She captioned the picture: "Selamat pengantin baru suamiku".

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Muslim girls under the minimum legal marriage age of 16 can Wednesday with the consent of the Shariah court and their parents.

"We urge that the marriageable age for women be immediately increased from 16 to 18 years", he said. He claimed that he and the girl have been in love for the past three years. The girl's parents are rubber tappers who work for Che Abdul Karim, the Borneo Post reported.

"It (the marriage) is not legal because it did not have permission via a (Syariah) court order for them to be married", she said.

However, one of Suhakam's seven commissioners allegedly said that it's okay to marry an 11-year-old girl.

Child marriage is accepted in certain cross sections of Malaysia, though attitudes are changing, according to advocacy group Girls Not Brides.

Despite Thailand having similar religious laws as the ones on child marriage in Malaysia, the council never conducted a marriage process for the couple. In addition, the United Nations children agency called the situation "shocking and unacceptable", and the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia said that allowing child marriage in the name of religion might "provide cover for paedophiles and child sexual predators".

How do we end child marriages? "Ironically, the majority of parents are unaware of legal provisions of child marriage restraint act, which is a cognisable offence", said child rights' activist Biraja Kumar Pati.

He also pointed out that before the marriage, he had met the girl's parents and together, they agreed to have a suspended marriage.

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