A woman looks at some of the 3,000 Malayan tapir clay figurines made by school children across the Malaysia during the Malayan Tapir Awareness Campaign at Kuala Lumpur. The country recently passed the Sexual Offences against Children Bill, but it does not criminalise child marriage. Photo: EPA

In Malaysia, why is child sex bad but child marriage OK?

A presumption that voters are divided along religious lines during an election year is turning child welfare into a political football

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A woman looks at some of the 3,000 Malayan tapir clay figurines made by school children across the Malaysia during the Malayan Tapir Awareness Campaign at Kuala Lumpur. The country recently passed the Sexual Offences against Children Bill, but it does not criminalise child marriage. Photo: EPA
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