Shirley Tay

Shirley Tay

Shirley Tay is a reporter at GovInsider, and has previously reported for CNBC. She recently graduated from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

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Married at 12, a mother at 13: a Malaysian child bride’s story

‘I was surprised. I felt like I was going for a number two, but when I went to the toilet I realised I was actually ready to give birth.’

21 Jun 2020 - 1:44PM

‘I was surprised. I felt like I was going for a number two, but when I went to the toilet I realised I was actually ready to give birth.’

Married at 12, a mother at 13: a Malaysian child bride’s story
Malaysian children as young as 12 are getting married, and it’s legal

More than 150,000 Malaysians between the ages of 15 and 19 were married, according to the most recent census. Many more are even younger.

21 Jun 2020 - 1:43PM

More than 150,000 Malaysians between the ages of 15 and 19 were married, according to the most recent census. Many more are even younger.

Malaysian children as young as 12 are getting married, and it’s legal