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Kedah approves Bill to increase legal age of marriage for girls from 16 to 18

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Kedah State Assembly Speaker Datuk Juhari Bulat said the amendment to the enactment involved raising the marriageable age for women from 16 to 18, as well as raising the punishment for polygamy without court permission to one year in jail or an RM3,000 fine. — Picture from Twitter/Bernama

Kedah Point out Assembly Speaker Datuk Juhari Bulat explained the modification to the enactment included elevating the marriageable age for girls from 16 to 18, as nicely as boosting the punishment for polygamy without the need of court authorization to just one yr in jail or an RM3,000 great. — Photo from Twitter/Bernama

Monday, 18 Jul 2022 8:46 PM MYT

ALOR SETAR, July 18 — The Kedah Condition Assembly (DUN) now handed the Islamic Family Law (Kedah Darul Aman) (Amendment) Enactment Monthly bill 2022 relating to the age restrict for marriage and polygamy legal guidelines.

Kedah Condition Assembly Speaker Datuk Juhari Bulat reported the amendment to the enactment included raising the marriageable age for women of all ages from 16 to 18, as very well as boosting the punishment for polygamy without having court authorization to one yr in jail or an RM3,000 wonderful, as opposed to 6 months’ jail or a high-quality of RM1,000 formerly.

“If you continue to want to get married due to any dilemma, you can utilize by way of the court. If the court finds that the applicant need to be permitted (to get married) even if she is 16 a long time previous, she can with the court’s authorization. If it is without having the court’s authorization there will be a high-quality,” he explained to reporters following the condition assembly sitting at Wisma Darul Aman in this article nowadays.

In the meantime, Juhari reported he turned down the urgent movement on the situation of floods and water surge phenomenon in Baling and Yan by Pengkalan Kundor assemblyman Datuk Ismail Salleh nowadays owing to non-compliance with assembly procedures.

He mentioned the detect on the motion was given only yesterday, and this did not conform to the 14-working day rule for regular personal motions, though urgent and essential motions required a seven-day recognize or at the very least just one working day prior with the authorization of the Kedah mentri besar.

In the meantime, Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor claimed if the opposition felt the movement was critical to be mentioned in the assembly instantly, they could come to meet him over the make any difference.

“It is distinct that the motion is to be brought to the assembly at minimum inside 14 working times or introduced by the mentri besar (for discover in) seven days or at minimum a working day…they did not contact me… if they (opposition) are sincere, please (deliver a) WhatsApp (information to) me or produce a letter,” he said.

Muhammad Sanusi mentioned it was crucial for the assembly principles to be complied with to make sure that any motions debated have been primarily based on exact facts from the stories of the applicable departments or governing administration organizations and to be reasonable to all events.

In this regard, he urged the opposition not to politicise the challenge in Baling to the point of forcing him to expose the particular person liable for approving the Musang King farm project in Gunung Inas.

“I acquired the report from the Forestry Division, I previously have the chronology and know who signed the letter to approve this project, really do not pressure me to expose all that, I don’t want a ‘blame game’ and I want to be fair to absolutely everyone. We really do not want to come across fault with any one appropriate now, what is significant is the answer,” he mentioned.

The point out assembly has been adjourned sine die. — Bernama

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