Muslim divorce rate six times higher than non-Muslim during pandemic, says govt

Chan Kok Leong Mohd Farhan Darwis Ragananthini Vethasalam

MPs rise to greet the king during the opening of Parliament on Monday. The Dewan Rakyat was told today that there were more than six times as many applications for Muslim divorce as there were non-Muslim during the pandemic. – Istana Negara handout pic, September 15, 2021.

MUSLIM applications for divorce were 6.5 times higher than non-Muslim applications between March 2020 and August 2021, said the government.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), there were 66,440 applications for divorce made to the Shariah courts, while there were 10,346 non-Muslim applications for divorce over the same period.

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