Human Development Index

The march against child marriage

Amidst recent calls to increase the marriageable age from 16 to 18, the government in Malaysia has expressed its plans to amend two laws. The announcement followed the march to Parliament involving activists, primary and secondary school students and member of the public to hand over of petition for the same objective.

20 November 2018

Child brides: Unravelling the issues

She is Thai, he is a Malaysian. She is 11, he is 41. She used to play with one of his children from another marriage. He has two other wives. He was her Quran teacher. She says she loves him and doesn’t want a divorce. He says their marriage is not driven by lust because he knew he would make her his wife years ago – when she was just seven. They say they have been ‘in love’ for three years. He says they will not consummate their marriage until she turns 16.

19 July 2018

Singaporeans enjoy highest citizenship quality among ASEAN countries

The highest quality of citizenship in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is enjoyed by the citizenry of Singapore, according to the Quality of Nationality Index released by Henley & Partners.The index provides a holistic ranking of the quality of nationalities worldwide, measuring both the internal and external value of a nationality.

18 September 2017