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Topic: Child Act 2001

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Babysitter fined RM12k for slapping baby
KUALA LUMPUR: A part-time babysitter was fined RM12,000 in default of six months’ jail by the Sessions Court for slapping a six-month-old baby.
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Babysitter fined RM12,000 for slapping baby
KUALA LUMPUR: A part-time babysitter was fined RM12,000, in default of six months' jail, by the Sessions Court on Thursday (Sept 12) for slapping a six-month-old...
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Two-year-old girl dies, believed abused by babysitter
MELAKA: A two-year-old girl died, believed to have been abused by her babysitter, in a house at Kandang here yesterday.
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Father guilty of caning children
KUALA LUMPUR: A father pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here to two charges of caning his daughters aged six and 10 years, resulting in injuries to their hands and backs.
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Father pleads guilty to caning daughters
KUALA LUMPUR: A father pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here today to two charges of caning his daughters aged 10 and 6 years, resulting in injuries to their hands and backs.
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Car wash attendant pleads guilty to physically abusing daughters
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A car wash attendant pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here Tuesday (Sept 10) to two counts of abusing his daughters by hitting them with a cane four months ago.
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Police arrest 13 children for dangerous cycling
KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen children aged nine to 15, were arrested by police yesterday in a housing area in Saujana Impian in Kajang near here, for cycling dangerously.
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Police arrest 13 children in Kajang for dangerous cycling
KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen children aged nine to 15, were arrested by police yesterday in a housing area in Saujana Impian in Kajang near here, for cycling dangerously.
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13 kids arrested for dangerous cycling stunts
Thirteen children, aged nine to 15, were arrested by police yesterday in a housing area in Saujana Impian, Kajang, for cycling dangerously.
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Housewife jailed seven months for abusing daughter
KUALA LUMPUR: A housewife was jailed seven months by the sessions court here today for abusing her six-year-old daughter, last month.
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Let SWD conduct urine tests on under-aged offenders: Analyst
KUALA LUMPUR: The government should amend the law linked to drugs by giving the authority to the Social Welfare Department (SWD) to conduct urine tests on under 18 years old offenders.
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Dept records 2-3 cases of child protection, delinquency each month
Taddy (seated centre) in a photo call with members of the Bintulu Children Welfare Team and JKM staff.
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Tahfiz fire: CCTV footage not edited — Witness
KUALA LUMPUR: A police officer told the High Court yesterday that he did not edit the CCTV footage which captured the movement of two people believed to be the two accused in a fire incident at a tahf...
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Tahfiz fire: Witness says CCTV footage not edited
A police officer told the High Court today that he did not edit the CCTV footage which captured the movement of two people believed to be the two accused in a fire at a tahfiz centre in Kuala Lumpur.
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Taiping man in his 40s arrested for abusing his two children, aged 15 and 12
IPOH: A man in his 40s has been arrested by the police for abusing his two children in Simpang, Taiping.
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Nursery employee denies needling toddler
KUALA LUMPUR: An employee of a nursery pleaded not guilty at the sessions court here today to abusing a one-year-old toddler.
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Woman with learning disabilities claims trial to child abuse charge
KUALA LUMPUR: A woman with learning disabilities has claimed trial to a charge of child abuse at the Sessions Court here
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Toddler drowns in bucket at nursery
SHAH ALAM: A nine-month-old boy drowned in a bucket of water in a toilet of a nursery here last Wednesday, and the police arrested the owner of the care centre last night.
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Nine-month-old baby drowns in bucket at nursery
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): A nine-month-old baby boy drowned in a bucket of water in a toilet of a nursery here last Wednesday.
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Toddler drowns in bucket at Shah Alam nursery
SHAH ALAM, July 26 — A nine-month-old boy drowned in a bucket of water in a toilet of a nursery here last Wednesday, and the police arrested the owner of the care centre last night.
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Malaysian toddler dies after being left in car by grandfather for 2 hours
LANGKAWI: A toddler in the Malaysian island of Langkawi died after she was left in her grandfather's car for about two hours, the police said on Thursday (Jul 25).
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Young girl left unattended in grandfather’s car dies
LANGKAWI: A young girl has died after she was inadvertently left unattended for about two hours in her grandfather’s car here last Monday, the police said today.
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Young girl left unattended in grandfather’s car dies
LANGKAWI: A young girl has died after she was inadvertently left unattended for about two hours in her grandfather’s car here on Monday, police said today.
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Young girl left unattended in grandfather's car dies
LANGKAWI (July 25): A young girl has died after she was inadvertently left unattended for about two hours in her grandfather’s car here last Monday, the police said today.
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Young girl left in grandfather's car dies
A young girl has died after she was inadvertently left unattended for about two hours in her grandfather’s car in Langkawi last Monday, the police said today.
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Girl found dead in grandfather's car
LANGKAWI (Bernama): A young girl has died after she was inadvertently left unattended for about two hours in her grandfather’s car here on Monday (July 22), say the police.
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Young girl left unattended in grandfather’s car dies
LANGKAWI: A young girl has died after she was inadvertently left unattended for about two hours in her grandfather’s car here last Monday, the police said today.
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Single mum on trial for leaving toddler unsupervised
KUALA LUMPUR: A single mother has claimed trial to leaving her three-year-old child without supervision at the Sessions Court yesterday.
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Single mother pleads not guilty to child abandonment
KUALA LUMPUR: A single mother pleaded not guilty to child abandonment at the Sessions Court on Wednesday (July 24).
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Hannah Yeoh: Giving alms to beggars encourages begging habit
KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — To give is better than to receive, but Malaysians are urged to not be so generous as their generosity can hamper efforts by the government to rid street begging.
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Mother, brother remanded over abuse of girl with learning disability
KANGAR (Bernama): The mother and brother of a disabled 14-year-old girl have been remanded four days from Sunday (July 21) to assist investigations into the girl's abuse case in Mata Ayer here.
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Mother and son remanded over alleged abuse of teen
KANGAR: The mother and brother of a disabled 14-year old girl were remanded for four days from today to facilitate investigations into the alleged abuse of the girl.
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Malawian beats drug charge after prosecutors fail to challenge claim she mistakenly took bag with 1.8kg of meth
PUTRAJAYA, July 17 — After six years in prison, a Malawian woman was set free by the Federal Court today on a charge of trafficking 1775.4g of methamphetamine.
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2-year-old Malaysian girl dies after choking on bread
A 2-year-old-girl died on Thursday (July 4) in Selangor, four days after she was hospitalised for choking on a piece of bread.
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2-year-old in Malaysia dies after choking on piece of bread
KUALA LUMPUR: A two-year-old girl in Malaysia died days after being admitted to hospital after she choked on a piece of bread and lost consciousness.
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2-year-old girl who choked on bread dies
KUALA LUMPUR: A two-year-old girl, who fell unconscious after choking on a piece of bread, died at the Selayang Hospital here on Thursday, four days after being admitted to the hospital.
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Toddler who choked on piece of bread dies
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A two-year-old girl, who fell unconscious after choking on a piece of bread, died at the Selayang Hospital here on Thursday (July 4), four days after being admitted to the hospital.
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Deported Filipinos claim they were treated like animals at detention centre
KUALA LUMPUR: Several Filipinos who were deported together with two toddlers from Malaysia are claiming that they were treated like animals at the detention centre in Bukit Jalil.
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12-year-old boy arrested in sexual assault case released on bail
PETALING JAYA: The 12-year-old boy who was arrested for alleged rape of a four-old girl here has been released on bail.
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The detention of undocumented kids: Govt looking into it, says Muhyiddin
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is mulling doing away with the detention of undocumented children of illegal immigrants at immigration detention centres, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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KL dad accused of child abuse pleads not guilty
KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — A tour guide pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to three counts of abusing his children, causing them injuries on their buttocks and hands.
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Detained Filipino toddlers to be released, deported on Wednesday
PETALING JAYA: The two undocumented Filipino toddlers being held at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Centre will be released and deported on Wednesday, Immigration Department Director-General Kha...
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Myanmar man brought to court over death of girl struck by ceiling fan
KUALA LUMPUR (July 2): A Myanmar man was brought to the Ampang Sessions Court here today to face a charge in connection with the death of a two-year-old girl who was struck by a ceiling fan.
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Myanmar man brought to court over death of girl struck by ceiling fan
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A Myanmar man was brought to the Ampang Sessions Court here Tuesday (July 2) to face a charge in connection with the death of a two-year-old girl who was struck by a ceiling fan.
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Myanmar man brought to court over death of girl struck by ceiling fan in Ampang
KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — A Myanmar man was brought to the Ampang Sessions Court here today to face a charge in connection with the death of a two-year-old girl who was struck by a ceiling fan.
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Two-year-old boy dies after falling into decorative pond
KUALA KANGSAR: A Raya outing turned into a tragedy when a two-year-old boy died early this morning after falling into a decorative pond at a house in Kampung Labu Kubong, Kuala Kangsar near here yeste...
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Two-year-old boy dies after falling into decorative pond
KUALA KANGSAR (Bernama): A Raya outing turned into a tragedy when a two-year-old boy died early Monday (July 1) morning after falling into a decorative pond at a house in Kampung Labu Kubong, Kuala Kangsar.
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Caning - can or cannot?
LETTER | Back then, parents and teachers caned their children as a form of discipline or "tough love".
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Month-old baby in Malaysia found dead by mum after coming home from work
ISKANDAR PUTERI - A month-old baby was found dead by his mother when she returned home from work on Monday (June 24).
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Month-old baby found dead by mum after returning from work
ISKANDAR PUTERI: A month-old baby was found dead by his mother when she returned home from work on Monday (June 24).
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Clerk fined RM5,000 for abusing stepson
KUALA LUMPUR: A 32-year-old man was fined RM5,000 in default of six months in jail after he admitted to abusing his five-year-old stepson last February.
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Couple, daughter charged with abusing two children
PETALING JAYA (Bernama): A couple and their 13-year-old daughter were charged at the Sessions Court here Thursday (June 20) with abusing two children that resulted in both victims being severely malnourished.
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2-year-old girl dies after being hit by ceiling fan in Malaysia
AMPANG - A two-year-old girl died due to injuries sustained after she was accidentally struck by a ceiling fan.
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Toddler dies after being hit by ceiling fan
AMPANG: A game went awry when a two-year-old girl died after she was accidentally struck by a ceiling fan.
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‘Boy Tiger’ gets five years’ jail for abusing stepson
KUALA LUMPUR: A plumber was sentenced to five years’ jail by the Ampang sessions court today after he pleaded guilty to two charges abusing his three-year-old stepson to the extent of causing the ch...
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Two-year-old girl dies after being hit by ceiling fan
AMPANG: A two-year-old girl died due to injuries sustained after she was accidentally struck by a ceiling fan.
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'Boy Tiger' gets five years' jail for abusing stepson
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A plumber was sentenced to five years’ jail by the Ampang Sessions Court Wednesday (June 19) after he pleaded guilty to two charges of abusing his three-year-old stepson to the extent of causing the child’s death last year.
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Puchong abused siblings in weak but stable condition
PUTRAJAYA, June 17 — The pair of siblings from Pusat Bandar Puchong believed to have been physically abused by foster family members are in weak but stable condition at the Serdang Hospital.
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Unconstitutional to bar children from peaceful assemblies, says MP
PETALING JAYA: An MP has welcomed the education ministry’s confirmation that no action will be taken against 11 primary school students for participating in a climate change protest, saying it is un...
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Girl suffers burns, allegedly inflicted by adoptive father
KUALA LUMPUR: A seven-year-old girl suffered burns on her face and other parts of her body after she was allegedly tortured by her adoptive father with a hot metal spoon at their house in Taman Pinggi...
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Girl suffers burns, allegedly inflicted by adoptive father
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A seven-year-old girl suffered burns on her face and other parts of her body, after she was allegedly tortured by her adoptive father with a hot metal spoon at their house in Taman Pinggiran Putra, Seri Kembangan, hear here.
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Kids taking part in protests isn’t exploitation, say lawyers
PETALING JAYA: A child right activist says children’s participation in any protest or assembly doesn’t mean they are being “exploited” and instead people should look at the circumstances leadi...
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Penang councillor should reconsider probe into kids at climate change protest
LETTER | In a rather unusual turn, a Penang Island City (MBPP) Councillor, Vino Dini Chandragason mooted a probe by the Education Department into the participation of a group of schoolchildren in a pe...
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Suaram urges govt to help secure release of man jailed for 19 years under drug charge
KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — Human rights watchdog Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) today highlighted the case of Mohd Redzuan Saibon, 36, who has been imprisoned since he was 17-years-old for having drugs ...
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NGOs rapped for allowing kids to take part in climate change protest
GEORGE TOWN: A city councillor today accused environmental groups of exploiting underaged children in their protest against climate change and the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) at a Ramadan baza...
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Healthcare assistant freed of abusing toddler
KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — The Sessions Court here today acquitted a healthcare assistant at an orphanage in Cheras, of abusing a two-year-old girl last year.
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Cops arrest man for allegedly abusing children, causing hurt to wife
KUALA KANGSAR: Police arrested an unemployed man for allegedly abusing his children aged five and 13 in his house at Taman Sri Emas here yesterday.
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Cops looking for parents of girl found alone in Puncak Alam
Police are looking for the parents of a girl who was found wandering alone along a busy road at Puncak Alam recently.Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said police were alerted about the...
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Battered Kuala Kangsar wife in hospital, husband in police custody
KUALA KANGSAR, May 17 ― Police arrested a 36-year-old man here for domestic assault after his 34-year-old wife filed a complaint against him yesterday.
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Cops looking for parents of girl found alone in Puncak Alam
SHAH ALAM: Police are looking for the parents of a girl who was found wandering alone along a busy road at Puncak Alam recently.
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Don’t do it, parents told on public shaming of kids
KUALA LUMPUR: When a celebrity businessman uploaded a clip suggesting that he caned his young daughter for not wearing a tudung, many were outraged and a police report was filed, with some calling for...
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Welder held for allegedly injuring two stepsons with mosquito swatter
SIBU: A welder has been arrested for allegedly beating his two stepsons with a mosquito swatter, resulting in the two boys being warded in hospital.
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Police hunting for woman who abused her three children
GEORGE TOWN: Police are tracking down a 42-year-old mother who allegedly abused her three children aged two, seven and 11 years old at their UDA transit home, Tanjung Tokong, here recently.
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Cops hunting for woman who abused her three children
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): Police are tracking down a 42-year-old mother, who allegedly abused her three children aged two, seven and 11 years at their UDA transit home, Tanjung Tokong, here recently.
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Aliff Syukri’s child needs to be taken into protective custody
IT is now a week since local celebrity Datuk Aliff Syukri posted a video on his Instagram account where he is seen to be treating his nine-year old daughter’s wounds, after having caned her for alle...
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Witness: Motorcyclists seen in vicinity of tahfiz centre before fire broke out
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — A witness told the High Court hearing the case of two teenagers charged with the murder of 23 occupants of Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah two years ago that there was a...
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Cops nab suspected child abuser
KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a woman at Jalan Sungai Tua, Batu Caves near here today after she was suspected of hitting and kicking her seven-year-old adopted child.
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Cops detain woman suspected of abusing adopted child
KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The police arrested a woman at Jalan Sungai Tua, Batu Caves near here today after she was suspected of hitting and kicking her seven-year-old adopted child.
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Woman arrested over assault of child after video goes viral
PETALING JAYA: A viral video of a woman assaulting a girl has led to the arrest of a suspect today in Batu Caves.
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Don’t use kids to collect money, deputy minister tells schools
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh today urged schools to stop instructing students to collect donations from the public, saying this should be the respo...
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Child sex offender registry to begin operations from April 1
PUTRAJAYA: The child sex offenders registry will be made available from April 1 to help the public monitor sexual offenders.
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Police hunting down tahfiz teacher for abusing students
The police are hunting a 46-year-old man for allegedly abusing two children aged nine and 11, at a hostel cum tahfiz centre on Monday (March 25).Pahang Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Ot...
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Police hunting down tahfiz teacher for allegedly abusing students
KUANTAN: The police are hunting for a 46-year-old man for allegedly abusing two children aged nine and 11, at a hostel and tahfiz centre here.
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Cops hunting down tahfiz teacher who abused students
KUANTAN, March 25 — The police are hunting for a 46-year-old man for allegedly abusing two children aged nine and 11, at a hostel cum tahfiz centre here.
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Kedah sticks to decision to shut down centre accused of sending kids to beg
SUNGAI PETANI: The Kedah government says it will not budge from its decision to close down an orphanage accused of exploiting children to solicit funds from the public, after caretakers threatened to ...
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Single dad detained for abusing sons
GEORGE TOWN: Police detained a driver of a private company, suspected of abusing his two sons, aged 11 and 13, who suffered severe injuries.
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Hannah on vaccination: Don’t wait until it’s too late
Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said her ministry is providing input to the Health Ministry on the vaccination issue, adding that there are provisions in the Child ...
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Equating non-vaccination with neglect is 'stretching it', says lawyer
Provisions under the Child Act 2001 cannot be used to punish parents who expose their children to diseases by refusing to vaccinate them, said lawyer Latheefa Koya.
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Establish a ministry for children, turn women’s ministry into dept
COMMENT | Children are beaten, abused and killed on a daily basis in Malaysia.
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Police have submitted proposals to abolish or amend laws
KUALA LUMPUR (March 6): The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have presented several proposals on the decision to formulate, abolish, update and amend more than 100 legislations in the coming Parliamentary...
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Cops submit proposals on laws to be amended, repealed
The police have presented several proposals on the decision to formulate, abolish, update and amend more than 100 laws in the coming Parliamentary session on Monday.
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Negligent parents could face the law, warns deputy minister
KULAI, March 5 — The government today warned that parents who are careless with their children or neglect them can land themselves in trouble with the law.
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Wife, maid, teenage boys charged with murder of Malaysia Cradle Fund CEO
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The widow of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan, two teenage boys and another woman have been charged with his murder.
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Govt mulls action against parents who refuse to immunise kids
PETALING JAYA: The government today warned it may take action against parents who neglect their children, including those who refuse to immunise them.
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Man claims trial to abusing 4-year-old daughter
KUALA LUMPUR: A man pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to the physical abuse of his four-year-old daughter causing her to suffer injuries on the body and legs.
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Tahfiz fire victims died before their bodies were burnt: Forensic expert
KUALA LUMPUR: The murder trial of two teenage boys charged with causing the death of 23 residents of the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Centre was told that the victims in the tragic fire incident had...
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Tahfiz fire: Victims died before their bodies were burnt, says forensic expert
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — The murder trial of two teenage boys charged with causing the death of 23 residents at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Centre was told that the victims in the tragic fi...
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Malaysian police rescue abused boy, arrest parents
JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 12-year-old boy has been rescued after suffering physical abuse for about two years allegedly by his stepfather and Indonesian mother.
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Police detain parents for abusing 12-year-old boy
JOHOR BARU: Police detained a couple for allegedly abusing their 12-year-old son at their house near here, yesterday evening.
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Parents arrested over abuse of 12-year-old boy
JOHOR BAHRU: Police have arrested a couple for allegedly abusing their 12-year-old son at their house yesterday.
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