Topic: Social Welfare Department
Esscom detain 20 foreigners in Kunak
KUNAK: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has detained 20 foreigners in Op Gasak which was conducted for five hours in Kampung Kunak 3 here yesterday.
Flat deemed safe after
GEORGE TOWN: The low-cost apartment in Jalan Paya Terubong, which saw one of its units rocked by a gas explosion on Sunday, has been declared safe for occupancy.
Looters cash in on storm chaos at trading stalls
KANGAR: About 20 traders at the Dataran 350 petty traders’ centre here lost goods and money either to thieves or to the weather in the chaos which ensued when last night’s strong winds and heavy r...
10 Asnaf in Manjoi receive assistance
IPOH: Ten asnaf (tithe recipients) including single mothers in the Manjoi state constituency here received assistance through the “Ziarah Kasih” programme.
64% of abandoned babies found dead
JASIN: About 64% of the 945 cases of abandoned babies were found dead from 2010 until last year, after they were left in places like public toilets and garbage areas, according to Deputy Minister of W...
Alternatives to keeping children in detention
COMMENT | Suhakam repeats its call to the government to stop the detention of children, regardless of their status or documentation, as it contravenes the Convention on the Rights of the Child to whic...
Audit Dept reprimands three Kelantan govt agencies
KOTA BARU, July 15 — The Audit Department has reprimanded three Kelantan government agencies, namely, the state secretary office which manages the Kelantan Affordable Home Programme (RMKK); state So...
Alleged rape victim under Welfare Dept’s protection
SERDANG: The Indonesian maid involved in the rape investigation on a Perak exco member is now under the care and responsibility of the Social Welfare Department, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Nursery where rape took place to be shut down
KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is in the process of shutting down the nursery in Batu Gajah, Perak, where a four-year-old girl was raped by the caretaker’s 12-yea...
‘Fully use sexual offenders registry’
BANGI: Parents and people directly involved with children should check the background of their potential employees against the registry of sexual offenders against children (e-DKK), which has received 68 applications since April.
Make full use of sex offender registry, urges DPM
Parents and persons directly involved with children have been advised to fully utilise the Registry System for Sexual Offenders against Children (e-DKK). Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail...
Campaign to reduce baby dumping
SEPANG: Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today launched a campaign to curb baby dumping which she said is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately.
97-year-old among flood evacuees
LANGKAWI: A 97-year-old woman was among 14 people evacuated from their flood-affected homes in Kampung Bohor Masjid here this afternoon.
Parents seek help for sick daughter
KUALA NERUS: The five-year-old Tuan Nur Batrisyia Tuan Nasir who is suffering from Hydrocephalus or excessive fluid in the brain resulting in abnormal growth, has caught the attention of the Terenggan...
Kelantan Perhilitan to haul away aggressive monkey
Kelantan Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) director Ady Ermanty Haniff said the monkey which attacked nine-year-old Muhammad Putra Rafiqi Rozaidi from Tumpat, Kelantan yesterday will...
Drop in number of flood victims in Hilir Perak
IPOH: The number of residents affected by floods in the Hilir Perak district and placed at the temporary flood evacuation centre reduced from 127 people last night to 69 people as at 9.30am today.
Ex-CEO denies molest allegations
PETALING JAYA: The former telco chief executive officer has denied he molested his own children in reference to The Star report on the allegations published on May 25.
Ex-CEO allegedly molested own kids
EXCLUSIVE:PETALING JAYA: The arrest of a former telco chief executive officer last week for alleged trespass and threats against his ex-wife and her family was just the tip of the iceberg.
Orphaned siblings carry on for baby brother
KUALA NERUS: The daily routine of this 15-year-old starts as early as 5.30am with numerous household chores and helping to care for her youngest sibling, who is still a toddler, before going to school.
Cyberbullies have blood on their hands, says Wanita MCA
PETALING JAYA: Police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) must investigate and bring social media abusers to book for being complicit in the suicide of a 16-year-old in Sarawak, says Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Saie Kie.