07 Mar '11, 2pm

Divorces among S'porean Muslims down: SINGAPORE: Divorces among Muslims in Singapore have gone down by some 17 p...

Divorces among S'porean Muslims down: SINGAPORE: Divorces among Muslims in Singapore have gone down by some 17 p...

SINGAPORE: Divorces among Muslims in Singapore have gone down by some 17 per cent over the last five years, while divorces amongst minors have decreased by 26 per cent during the same period. Minister in Charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim told the House during the budget debate on Malay-Muslim issues that the community has also seen progress in education and employment. Efforts to foster strong marriages and families among the Malay-Muslim community have seen results. Preliminary figures show that the number of divorces stands at 1626 last year, down from some 1944 in 2006. The community also gained some ground in tackling the issue of marriages involving minors. Marriages involving minors dropped some 35 per cent since 2006. The INSPIRASI hubs operated by PPIS Family Service Centre (West) and the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) that helped minor couples...

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