Malaysia To Raise Age of Marriage for Muslim Girls

Is there a perfect age for marriage? Malaysia has proposed that the minimum age for marriage for Muslim girls to be raised to 18 in order to (1) improve “social protection” for minors and (2) reduce teen pregnancy. The announcement came after various stakeholders (including religious affairs authorities) were engaged by the Malaysian Ministry of … Read more

Woman Discovered that Her Fiancé Is Her Half-Brother!

One Reddit user discovered a horrible truth a few weeks before marrying her fiancé. She discovered that her fiancé is her half-brother! The lady met her fiancé through a tabletop roleplay group and developed an instant connection with her fiancé. Both of them were “nerdy, shy and fairly inexperienced in long-term relationships”. After dating for … Read more

Sham Marriages for Gays and Lesbians- Case for Annulment in Singapore

There is immense pressure for young women in China to get married. Ou Xiaobai, a 32-year-old gay woman living in Beijing, entered into a sham marriage with a gay man to keep her family happy. Ou told BBC: “At that time I was living a happy life with my girlfriend in Beijing. But I was … Read more

Dodging a Bullet? What Really Happened When Someone Is Left At the Altar?

I came across an article on Daily Mail Online which presented revelations from people who have been dumped and those who called it quits on their wedding at the last minute. Reddit user Fluffledoodle revealed that she left a man at the altar. She froze when she realized that she “didn’t love him as much … Read more

Dead Man’s CPF Savings Goes to Siblings Instead of Foreign Bride

The case of Mr. Soon Chwee Guan was reported in The Straits Times in September 2016 (Jalelah Abu Baker, “Dead man’s CPF savings of over $170,000 will go to siblings instead of China bride”, The Straits Times, 8 September 2016). Under the law in Singapore, should a person pass away without leaving a Will, his/ … Read more

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