Perkahwinan budak umur 14 tahun cetus perdebatan14-year-old's marriage sparks debate
KUALA LUMPUR: The public marriage celebration in Malaysia between a 14-year-old girl and a 23-year-old teacher has triggered a call for a fresh debate on child marriage.
On Saturday, schoolgirl Siti Maryam Mahood and Abdul Manan Othman celebrated their marriage at a mosque in the capital Kuala Lumpur, after a religious syariah court approved the union.
"It has been hard trying to juggle two roles -- as a student and a wife -- but I am taking it in my stride," Siti Maryam was quoted as saying by the New Sunday Times newspaper.
"My husband is a teacher at a primary school and he is a family friend," she said according to the daily which said the girls' parents matchmade the couple and that the syariah court granted them permission to marry in July.
Ivy Josiah, executive director of leading activist group Women's Aid Organisation, said that laws which allow underage marriage in certain cases must be dumped by Malaysia, a conservative and mainly Muslim country.
"I certainly hope this will spark a fresh round of open debate. There should not be any roadblocks... that it involves culture and religion and hence we cannot talk about it," she told AFP.
Josiah has previously said that "child marriage amounts to paedophilia".
Muslims below 16 who want to get married must obtain the permission of the religious courts. Those of other religions aged below 17 must have the consent of civil authorities.
"We need to remedy the flaws in the law. There are exceptions in the law. These exceptions should be removed. The government can no longer turn a blind eye," Josiah said.
"The government should set the minimum marriage age of 18 for all races -- boys and girls since the Child Act recognises a child as anyone below 18," she said. "We need to protect the child."
In Malaysia, Muslims make up about 60 per cent of the 28 million population. For certain issues including family law they are subject to Sharia which operates in parallel with the civil legal system.
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, the minister for women, family and community development, said in July that underage marriage was "morally and socially unacceptable".
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teringat aku adik kat ruma..... 14 thn pmr pun tak pas lagi...
cikgu tu pun mcm le takde perempuan sebaya die yg single mingle lagi. dasar paedophile! kalau budak tu dah tua mau laki dia cari yg lain sok "My husband is a teacher at a primary school and he is a family friend," she said according to the daily which said the girls' parents matchmade the couple and that the syariah court granted them permission to marry in July.
daria Post at 5-12-2010 17:11 http://mforum6.cari.com.my/images/common/back.gif
cepat pulak ye..... kalau kes cerai tuh makan bertahun2......... ok lah kawen dr buat maksiat oo 23 aku dengar semalam 33 :funk: lawa sgt agaknyer siti mariam nih Reply 6# LEES
photo please 14 thn pmr pun tak pas lagi...
cikgu tu pun mcm le takde perempuan sebaya die yg single mingle la ...
annehuda Post at 5-12-2010 17:13 http://mforum.cari.com.my/images/common/back.gif
ken? aku tengok muka cikgu tu pun semacam Reply LEES
AHMADVW Post at 5-12-2010 17:27 http://eforum4.cari.com.my/images/common/back.gif
x derr :$ ... FBI di CI lum bangun tak sempat nak berpoya2 budak tu.....nyesal nanti kawen muda sebok dorg nak berdebat.....
tu yg umo 14 taun dh ngandung anak luar nikah tu...
xde plak nak berdebat segala... :mad: tak sabit kes rogol ke nih? :o aiyoo muda beliaaa nihhh.. biar la kawin dari berzina
budak ni dah akil baligh dah pun
takde salah pun ada kuar dalam berita TV malam tadi
biarlah kawen muda
jangan lak buat maksiat
kalo perut membuncit
kita gak ngutuk ngumpat
tambah dosa kalau aku ucap tahniah blh x?.. haha Reply 10# king\'s
paling tepat tak sempat enjoy sebagai remaja
lom aper aper dah mengandung dan jadik mak orang
moga sheoulz tak menyesal aper aper dan redha ngan pilihan
berkawen usia muda ok la kawin muda...dari mengandung anak haram macam budak2 muda yg lain.. nst hardcopy muka depan ada gambar pasangan pengantin tuh... nampak ok dan cantik
kira sama padan...:D
pengantin pompuan tu belajar kat sekolah tahfiz
mak bapak perempuan tuh yg jodohkan mereka.. undang2 memang dah kata kawin muda tak boleh kecuali dgn kebenaran mahkamah...
bagi saya peraturan ini dah cukup baik dan adil...
adalah gila dan tak masuk akal untuk haramkan terus kahwin muda bawah 16 tanpa pengecualian macam kehendak josiah tuh.. undang2 memang dah kata kawin muda tak boleh kecuali dgn kebenaran mahkamah...
bagi saya peraturan ...
petola Post at 5-12-2010 18:41 http://forum.cari.com.my/images/common/back.gif
owh.... baru tau ada undang2 cmtu. huhuhu... thanks ya. memula tekejot gak bace paper arini sbb budak tu muda belia sgt2... penah ada anak jiran aku umur 23 kahwin ngan gf umur 15 ... dorang mohon utk kawin sbb pompuan tuh ada brain tumor ... meninggal setahun lepas kawin ... sedih aku tengok anak jiran tuh ... tak merasa alam keremajaan laa budak tuh... takde gambar?? :o entahlah.. kalau pengantin perempuan tu dan mak bapak dia setuju biarlah..
orang dulu-dulu pun kawin muda jugak ok je..
budak-budak skrg ada yg belasan tahun kalau tengok fizikal dah mcm 20-an..