Putrajaya is working on a five-year plan that it hopes will end the ongoing practice of marriages with minors, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.
Written by Radzi Razak, Malay Mail
Putrajaya, Jan 16 — The deputy prime minister said the comprehensive plan was presented to the Cabinet on January 8 and has since been approve
“The plan will be implemented over a period of five years from 2020 to 2025 covering short, medium and long term programmes or actions that will involve federal government agencies, state government agencies, non-governmental organisations and international organisations.
“To put it all in perspective, there are programmes and actions already in place by some agencies to improve the management of marriages involving minors,” she said in her speech at the launch of the National Strategic Plan for Addressing the Causes of Underage Marriage here.
The plan covers not only Muslims marriages under the Shariah courts, but also non-Muslim and traditional or adat marriages involving the Orang Asli in the peninsula and the natives in Sabah and Sarawak.