41 years old man marries 11years old girl as their wife.
Is this a case of young marriage or Child Abuse?
Malaysia authorities are investigating the marriage which occurred between a 41 year old man who has two wives already and now gotten a new wife who is 11year old of age.
Rubber scrap dealer Che Abdul Karim Check Abdul Hamid secretly married this he as his third wife in Thailand, and the union became public after one of his wives lodged a compalint with the police.
Muslim girl under the minimum legal marriage age of 16 can Wed with the consent of the Shariah court and their parents. Muslim men in Malaysia can marry four wives.
Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Want Ismail has said the marriage was illegal as it has not been approved by the Shariah Court of law, photos on social media showed the groom holding the girl’s hand after marriage ceremony .
Local media Chef Abdul Karim with four wives and children between age 5 and 8, who is also an imam said the marriage is lawful and approved by the little girl’s parent.
The parent is said to also have been in dealing of rubber.