I would like to respond to the news article, ‘Divorces up in Brunei’, published in the Bulletin on January 29. According to the report, the divorce rate had jumped from 409 in 2021 to 593 in 2022.
Maybe it is high time to extend religious studies to high school as a lot of couples tend to get married straight after secondary or tertiary education.
Young people these days tend to be glued to their smartphones and neglect their obligatory five-time-a-day prayers and other religious deeds, which are vital in guiding them towards better future.
Marrying at a young age means not being financially stable enough to start a family. Coupled with inflation, raising a child is growing challenging. Even baby formula can set a couple back at least BND40 per container, which to a young couple, is a lot of money. It’s no wonder that more and more of them call it quits.
Alarmed Public Member