Selangor ruler raises minimum marriage age for Muslims to 18

Published on 3 Sep 2018 6:01:50 PM

Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah decreed that the marriageable age for Muslim males and females in the state be raised from 16 to 18 years.

He said the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) would review the relevant laws and make the amendments where needed.

The ruler said he viewed seriously the cases of Muslim children marrying at a young age, especially among girls.