Number of marriages goes up, divorces drop

There was an increase in the number of marriages and a drop in the divorce rate for 2018, compared to the previous year. Statistics from the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (DEPS) of the Ministry of Finance and Economy stated that the total number of marriages in 2018 was 2,653 compared to 2,540 in 2017, which showed an increase of 4.4 per cent. This included all types of marriages such as Muslim, civil, and customary. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin