Women’s ministry mulling mandatory HIV test for non-Muslim couples before marriage

KUALA LUMPUR 12/11/2018. Deputy Prime Minister, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail arrive at Parliament. MALAYMAIL/Azneal Ishak.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 — The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) will discuss with the relevant ministries on making it mandatory for non-Muslim couples who intend to tie the knot to undergo HIV testing.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, said since non-Muslim marriages follow civil law and carrying out the (HIV) test would involve costs, discussions with the Home Ministry and the Finance Minister were necessary to implement such measures.

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