I read with disgust and horror about an 11 year-old girl who was married off to a 40 year-old man in Jeli, Kelantan.
I don't think I was the only one who felt that way.
Remember how horrified we were when we were told that our grandmothers were married off at 13?
But we accepted that that was how things were a millennium ago.
Not today. Not now.
Anyway, Bernama quoted remarks by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Jamil Khir Baharom who said that the marriage was based on lust than religion.
Jamil said "Islamic enactments in Malaysia" clearly spelt out the minimum marrying age for men was 18 and for girls, 16.
I'm not even thinking about the religious part of it. But now that Johari has mentioned it, well and good.
This randy 40 year-old and the girl's parents as well as the juru-nikah are all culpable. they have violated the Shariah and the laws of the land.
If you ask me about this whole thing -- it is criminal!