Putrajaya dragging its feet on child marriage, says women's group

Women's Aid Organisation executive director Sumitra Visvanathan says the delay and prevarication on the part of the government over the issue of child marriage is alarming. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, August 15, 2018.

THE government is dragging its feet on child marriage, the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) said today in criticising Putrajaya for its inaction and evasiveness on the issue.

Its executive director, Sumitra Visvanathan, said at the International Malaysia Law Conference today that it was “is alarming that there has been a delay and prevarication in issuing a clearly worded statement that child marriages are unacceptable and will be banned”.

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