Family wants privacy be respected
Published on: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Putra Jaya: The family involved in the case of a marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a local man aged 41, has asked that their privacy be respected, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said this was because the families of both parties had other children who were also affected by the news that went viral on the internet.

"This is too much for them. I understand because when my husband was taken as prisoner, my family also had some sort of problem," Wan Azizah said.

Asked about the girl, Dr Wan Azizah said she was still in Malaysia and had undergone two counselling sessions.

"Our checks did not find any signs of abuse on the girl," she said.

News of the marriage, the third for the man, which allegedly took place in Thailand, went viral and was heavily criticised by netizens. Yesterday, the Gua Musang Syariah Lower Court imposed a RM1,800-fine on the man who pleaded guilty to two charges of solemnising a marriage and committing polygamy without permission. – Bernama


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