Yeoh: Money main cause of divorce among non-Muslims

Yeoh: Money main cause of divorce among non-Muslims

PUCHONG: Financial problems is the main cause of divorce among non-Muslims in the country, said Deputy Women,Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh.

Taking the statistics involving non-Muslim couples, she said from 6,901 cases of divorce among non-Muslim couples recorded last year, 2,971 cases were due to financial issues.

“Financial problem is a huge thing, based on National Registration Department marriage tribunal statistics, the majority of divorce cases were due to financial issues,” she said.

She said this after visiting the Women of Will’s (WOW) Community Kitchen programme at Batu Muda PPR here today.

Yeoh said it was even more worrying that the number of divorces also contributed to the rise in child abuse cases involving mothers.

“Financial problems, divorce cases and child abuse are inter-related. When divorce is due to finance, the mother would lose a source of income and is pressured which could lead to child abuse,” she said.

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