Govt to appoint Suhakam commissioner for children

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister’s Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the proposed candidate had been screened for a final decision before approval by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

She said the commissioner to be appointed would act as a check and balance in handling issues related to children by the government, NGOs, and other local and international organisations.