Sabah cabinet agrees on proposal to set minimum marriage age at 18 – Jannie

KENINGAU, The Sabah cabinet has agreed to set the minimum age for marriage at 18 in the state.

Sabah Law and Native Affairs Assistant Minister Jannie Lasimbang said the decision was made following the tabling of the proposal on the minimum age limit for marriage by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry at the last Parliament sitting.

The federal government seek to amend the Constitution to set minimum age for marriage at 18. Hence, the law in Sabah will be reviewed to make it in tandem (with federal law), she told reporters when met at the presentation of appointment letters to 86 customary chiefs, including native chiefs and village heads in the Sook state constituency here today.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)