Tag: Child Act
When a child needs protection, the police and Welfare Department must take action under the Child Act even if the parents of a child withdraw a complaint.
However, lawyer Sharmila Sekaran says what's important is ensuring their safety.
Leong Cheok Keng says the lawyer will mitigate for a lower sentence for the 14-year-old.
The boy's father found out about the incident through video clips shared on social media.
They say action can be taken against Redha Rozlan who held daughter as he did a 'rope spring jump' off a bridge, as seen in a video that has gone viral.
Voice of Children executive director Sharmila Sekaran says culprits should be given rehabilitative treatment by experts while in prison and after they have served time.
Police say the six-year-old was alone in the house when the incident took place.
Gopal Sri Ram says changes in 1988, which effectively removed the independence of the judiciary, is illegal because it cuts across basic structure of written Federal Constitution.
Human rights commission says government proposal is in line with Child Act and United Nations goal to end child marriages.
Employers can check with Social Welfare Department whether potential employee has any criminal record involving a child, says minister.
Bill passed by Parliament last month strengthens legislation and includes provision on having a registry of sexual offenders.
Thumbs up for Child Act that has abolished whipping for child offenders and focuses on community service.