RISING TREND OF LATE MARRIAGE AMONG WOMEN A SERIOUS ISSUE

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KUCHING, May 23 (Bernama) -- The government is viewing seriously the issue

concerning the rising trend of late marriage, especially among highly-educated

women.

National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) deputy

director-general (Policy) Dr Anjli Doshi Gandhi said this was because the trend

could bring about negative implications to the marriage institution.

She said the current statistics showed that 30 per cent of unmarried women

aged between 25 and 29, while 25 per cent of unmarried men aged between 30 and

34.

"We view seriously the trend of late marriage, especially among women, who

often say that they haven''t met their soulmate as an excuse for not getting

married," she said in a state-level briefing on the National Family Policy here

today.

She said one of the factors for men in early 30s to stay single was

financial instability, she said.

Meanwhile, Minister in the Chief Minister''s Office Datin Fatimah Abdullah,

when opening the ceremony, said one third of Malaysia''s 27.5 million population

comprised those aged below 15, who would reach the suitable age for marriage by

2020.

Hence, she said a comprehensive policy was needed to face the challenges of

family development, as the group would give a tremendous increase to the number

of households from the current 6.3 million.

-- BERNAMA

CJ NHA

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