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Malaysian authorities probing marriage of 11-year-old Thai girl

The Putra Mosque in Malaysia

The Putra Mosque in Malaysia. Pjhoto: roslirich (Pixabay).




Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail of Malaysia has expressed concerns over a report that an 11-year-old Thai girl has been taken as a wife by a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, according to Malaysian media.

It reported that she has instructed officials of the Social Welfare Department to conduct a thorough investigation after the report has gone viral on social media.

The Malaysian man is reported to be 41 years old and is a father of six and a self-proclaimed imam at a village in Kelantan.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS