Monday, 6 December 2010

Do You Think A Child Of 14 Should Be Married?

From my honest opinion.. NO! How can a child given the responsibility of a wife when they actually need the attention and enjoy every moment being a CHILD?

Furthermore, the 14 year old girl were reported married to a man of 23 year old. I believe the man is matured enough and can think straight before he were asked to marry the girl. What the girl should be doing is study and complete her education, enjoy her childhood year because it is the most best year a child can have. We can never get it back! There is no time machine to go back to the past.

A child needs to be a child, not forcing them to take responsibilities being an adult.

If at the age of 18, I believe a girl can get married but not below than that. I know there are a lot of dumping babies news these days. Almost everyday we heard about it. Public were mad, asked the govenment to do this and that. They even debate about it, but it is just that. Few days later we will heard another baby being thrown away in the garbage again. How sad.

Early marriage.. is it the way to prevent 'unwanted babies'? By allowing this, does it make the divorce rate lower each year? Think about it.

Yes, sex education is important too. Children of the millennium are very how should I say.. adventurous? Yeah, like to try EVERYTHING. If they were given a chance to build a bomb, believe me.. they will do!

Here is what alert me in the news today. Everyone must have read it.Taken from The Star:

Government ‘no’ to child marriages

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government does not condone child marriages and will look into the wedding of a 14-year-old girl to a school teacher.

Women, Family and Community Develop­ment Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the Government was clear in its stance that it did not condone child marriages.

Shahrizat said the ministry’s policy was that children below 16 years were still in need of guidance, protection and the chance to form their own character.

“A marriage is about responsibility. She is still a child.

“As far as I know, she’s got the consent of the court. But I implore the courts to be cautious.

“As far as the Government is concerned, a wedding does not make a marriage,” she said when met at the Barisan Nasional Convention here yesterday.

Teenager Siti Maryam Mahmod married 23-year-old Abdul Manan Othman, a family friend in July.

They were one of 250 couples at the 1Malaysia mass wedding held at the Federal Territory mosque on Saturday.

Women’s Aid Organisation executive director Ivy Josiah called for a review of civil and Islamic laws to prevent child marriages.

“The minimum age of marriage should be 18.

“There should be no exceptions for Muslims or non-Muslims,” she said.

I couldn't agree more to that statement above.
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