Minimum Marriage Age for Muslim Girls to Remain 16
Rozana Isa, Executive Director, Sisters in Islam | Goh Siu Lin, Family Lawyer
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The government announced that after Jakim's deliberations with state religious authorities, they will not change the legal marrying age for Muslim girls to 18. We look at the implications of this decision, and get a better understanding of the legal jurisdictions between state and federal governments, that have kept reform from taking place.
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Produced by: Juosie Loo, Natasha Fusil
Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan
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Categories: politics, social issues, law and legal matters
Tags: evening edition, child marriage, underage marriage, islamic law, shariah law, marriage,