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Latest items for Malaysia

Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 11.5 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 8.3 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 4.4 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.5 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Barbados, Brazil, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 75.3 years, with the average life expectancy being 73.2 years for men and 77.6 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 4, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"While FGM/C is often associated with Africa, it is more widespread in Asian countries, including Malaysia" (para 2). " For instance, a study in 1999 by Ab Rehman Isa et al in Kelantan found that all 262 Malay-Muslim women respondents had been 'circumcised'” (para 8). "A more recent survey by Salleha Khalid et al in 2016 of 402 Malay-Muslim women revealed that a mere 4% – 16 out of 402 women – had not been “circumcised”. The same study also noted the practice was absent in other ethnic groups" (para 9).
Oct. 4, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"It usually involves a prick or a slit at the top of the clitoris and is widely contested whether it is construed as genital mutilation as FGM/C is often understood as only clitoridectomy and infibulation, which is a total or partial excision of the clitoris and the narrowing of the vagina through the creation of a covering seal" (para 7).
Oct. 4, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Closer to home, the issue of FGM/C or berkhatan is fraught with silence in Malaysia as it is intermingled with cultural and ethnic demands alongside bodily autonomy" (para 6). "A more recent survey by Salleha Khalid et al in 2016 of 402 Malay-Muslim women revealed that a mere 4% – 16 out of 402 women – had not been “circumcised”. The same study also noted the practice was absent in other ethnic groups" (para 9). "The procedure was previously performed by the bidan or village midwives but with rapid urbanisation, it has moved to formal healthcare settings like clinics and hospitals. The 'medicalisation' of FGM/C, however, brought with it a...more
Oct. 4, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously passed a resolution calling it a human rights violation and urged nations to ban the practice and the ban was reaffirmed in 2014. The resolution was adopted by all UN member states, including Malaysia" (para 3).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 7.0 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 3.9 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 40 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 75.0 years, with the average life expectancy being 72.7 years for men and 77.3 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Barbados, Liberia, Malaysia, Philippines, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia, Peru, Vanuatu
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 12.7 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Muslim men in Malaysia can marry four wives" (para. 3).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Malaysian authorities are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim that has sparked public outrage and calls for child brides to be banned" (para.1).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Malaysian authorities are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim that has sparked public outrage and calls for child brides to be banned" (para.1). "Muslim girls under the minimum legal marriage age of 16 can wed with the consent of the Shariah court and their parents. Muslim men in Malaysia can marry four wives" (para. 3). "The National Human Rights Society said government data showed there were as many as 15,000 Malaysian child brides in 2010 and called for laws to criminalize child marriage to protect minors" (para 16).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-LAW-1, AOM-LAW-1

"Muslim girls under the minimum legal marriage age of 16 can wed with the consent of the Shariah court and their parents. Muslim men in Malaysia can marry four wives" (para. 3).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Malaysian authorities are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim that has sparked public outrage and calls for child brides to be banned" (para. 1). "'Paedophilia, child exploitation, child pornography... we must be firm on this as children are our responsibility,' she (Wan Azizah) was quoted as saying. Activists have urged the government to raise the minimum age for marriage to 18.The U.N. children agency called the latest child marriage 'shocking and unacceptable'. The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia expressed concern that allowing child marriage in the name of religion might 'provide cover for paedophiles and child sexual predators.'The National Human Rights Society said...more
Aug. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3, TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-1

"Last year [which would be 2017--VMH], Malaysia passed a law against sexual grooming, in which an adult creates an emotional bond with a child for the purpose of sexual exploitation."
Aug. 17, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Muslims in Malaysia are allowed four wives."
Aug. 17, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

Malaysian law allows for child marriage in certain cases. Muslims, who are bound by Shariah law in many civil affairs, can wed below the age of 16 if they receive permission from a religious court. Non-Muslims between the ages of 16 and 18 can marry with the consent of state-level ministers. Last year, Malaysia passed a law against sexual grooming, in which an adult creates an emotional bond with a child for the purpose of sexual exploitation. An effort to ban child marriage, however, failed. One legislator from the then governing party, who had also served as a Shariah court judge, said a 9-year-old girl could be marriageable if she...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-DATA-3

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 13% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 13% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"While precise data are lacking, UNRISD estimates that by 2002 there were at least 1.3 million foreign women working in the major labor-importing countries in East and Southeast Asia, including Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. These women constituted a high proportion of the total immigrant labor force in some of these countries (UNRISD 2005, p.115)"(23)
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"While precise data are lacking, UNRISD estimates that by 2002 there were at least 1.3 million foreign women working in the major labor-importing countries in East and Southeast Asia, including Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. These women constituted a high proportion of the total immigrant labor force in some of these countries (UNRISD 2005, p.115)"(23)