Visit our new interactive Atlas! In , the census showed that child marriage affected 6, girls below the age of 15 as well as 4, boys in Malaysia. Of those girls, 2, were Malay, 1, indigenous, 1, Chinese, Indians, and others. Subsequent censuses did not collect such information so it is hard to gauge the true extent of the practice. In , a United Nations report showed that over 82, married women in Malaysia were girls between the ages of 15 and The true scale of child marriage in Malaysia may, however, be even higher as many couples who take part in religious or customary weddings do not register their unions.
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The discovery was made by a volunteer hiker on the tenth day of an intensive search of the area surrounding the eco-resort where she was on holiday. It was found near a waterfall around a mile away from the villa where the family were staying when the year-old vanished. Nora had told her family she was 'excited' to visit a waterfall when she arrived at the resort, a volunteer searcher told MailOnline. A body has been found in the hunt for missing British teen Nora Quoirin in the Malaysian jungle, police sources say.
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Fox News Flash top headlines for August 14 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews. She went missing from there on Aug. Malaysian police said Tuesday, Aug. The remains were reportedly found by a hiker who claimed that the body appeared to have been dumped by the stream after the initial search parties failed to make the discovery, according to The Sun. The young girl, who suffered from learning and physical disabilities, was first reported missing by her family on August 4, just one day after arriving for a two-week stay at the Dusun, a small resort located in a durian orchard next to a forest reserve about 39 miles south of Kuala Lumpur. The remains were reportedly found by a hiker who claimed that the body appeared to have been dumped by the stream after the initial search parties failed to make the discovery. The family was at odds early on with the investigation after sticking to their initial claims that they believed Nora was abducted. Local media reported that a forensic team went back to the area where the body was found to search for evidence. Police have not said how long the body had been there or why rescuers apparently missed it earlier in the search operation.
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