Under the Women’s Charter of Singapore, you need the Minister to grant a special marriage license Singapore if you are planning to get married and one of you (the fiancé or fiancée) is under the age of 18 at the time of the solemnization of the marriage. This applies even if you intend to get married outside of Singapore.
If you were to get married without a special marriage license Singapore, your marriage is void in the eyes of the law.
Recently, I read the case about the case of a 12-year-old girl in Malaysia who married her alleged rapist when she was 12 and divorced him when she was 13. The young lady is now 17 years old and working as a shop assistant in Baling, Malaysia.14
After getting married to her alleged rapist, Mohd Fahmi Mohamed Alias in November 2012, the girl gave birth a baby girl who is now almost 4 years old.
The young lady’s father said that he would not have allowed his daughter to marry Fahmi if not for the alleged rape. The couple, according to him, did not get along after their marriage.
The alleged rape happened in July 2012 and the young lady later lodged a report alleging the rape. The young lady later changed her testimony. Fahmi was charged with rape, but was given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal after the young lady and her father withdrew their police report.
See: Lo Tern Chern, “Guard in Malaysia hopes daughter who married her rapist can move on”, Asia One, 11 August 2017
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