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20-Jul-2018 - MEDIA RELEASE
P.S. the Children is very disturbed by the news in the media revolving around a 41-year old adult marrying an 11-year old girl. We find this situation unacceptable and implore the government to urgently step in and take concrete actions towards raising the age of marriage to 18 years, and do a thorough review of the child protection system in Malaysia. Child marriage is not in the best interest of a child whose focus shifts from education to domestic duties and parenthood. The impact of child marriage on a child is significant. Child brides often become victims of domestic violence and sexually transmitted diseases, and have a tendency to not pursue higher education, which in turn limits their future prospects. Many do not enjoy optimal mental or physical health, are frequently unable to connect with those their own age, and become financially dependent on the husband, which restricts their independence whether or not they stay in the marriage. P.S. the Children is a part of a coalition of NGOs willing to work with the government to improve child rights and protection in Malaysia. We hope to do more for all children, who are, after all, our future.