The poll found that almost all Malaysians are opposed to extramarital affairs, with 90 per cent finding it morally unacceptable.
Malaysians are also staunchly against homosexuality, with 88 per cent of the respondents seeing it as morally unacceptable.
— AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Malaysia is among the world’s most morally conservative countries, with strong opposition to issues involving sex, gambling and consumption of alcohol, according to a recent poll by Pew Research Center.
In the Washington-based research group’s Global Views on Morality survey released this week, Malaysia was among the ten countries most opposed to contraceptives, alcohol, extramarital affairs, homosexuality and abortion.
Civil law sets the minimum age of marriage at 18, but those above 16 can be married with the permission of their state's chief minister.
Under Islamic law, children younger than 16 can get married if the Shariah courts allow it.
He also said there was "nothing wrong" with a rape victim marrying her rapist as she would then not face a "bleak future".
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The Edit: Livestream to unite Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ paintings Penang exco Phee fails to challenge five-day remand in Kedah Iran beefing up its defence in response to US sanction PAS deputy president says doesn’t fully agree with 1MDB A poll today found that 88 per cent of Malaysians who took the survey are also staunchly against homosexuality.
File photo of an Indian participant gesturing during a Rainbow Pride Walk in Kolkata.
Just Farage, sitting beneath some signs that read ‘I’M VOTING UKIP’, all lined up in a row. Maybe you should use Google Translate to look up what ‘PUKI’ means in Filipino and Malay. Yep – ‘puki’, which is written consecutively above Farage’s head, means ‘vagina’ in Filipino. (Hint: it rhymes with ‘Jeremy Hunt’.) It gets better, too.
By some glorious twist of fate, ‘Faraj’ is also Malay for ‘vagina’.
Among 40 countries polled, Malaysia was the fourth most opposed to the use of contraceptives, after Pakistan, Nigeria and Ghana.