child sexual abuse

UK paedophile case: Minister, lawyers call for stricter child protection laws in Malaysia

  • Posted on: 17 June 2016
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KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/Asia News Network) - It is time for Malaysia to strengthen its child protection laws, said Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai on Monday (June 6) after British paedophile Richard Huckle was sentenced life in prison for sexually abusing children in Malaysia and Cambodia.

Datuk Seri Liow called for amendments to the Child Act 2001 so that Malaysia could start bringing child abusers to book in local courthouses.

Datuk Seri Liow, who heads the Malaysian Chinese Association, part of the ruling alliance, said current legal provisions are not adequate to deal with cases of child sexual abuse and child pornography.

Joining forces to prevent child exploitation

  • Posted on: 16 June 2016
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PETALING JAYA: The Star is working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and various child safety stakeholders to ensure new laws are put in place to protect children from sexual exploitation.

The Bukit Aman Sexual, Women and Child Investigations Division (D11) is one of those that is supporting the campaign.

“Our laws aren’t good enough. It’s part of my agenda to push for anti-grooming laws,” said D11 principal assistant director ACP Ong Chin Lan.

Prioritise protecting children from sexual abuse - Sarawak Women for Women Society, 4 June 2016

  • Posted on: 5 June 2016
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Malaysians are shocked by the prolific abuse of children in Malaysia by Richard Huckle and ask why he was not detected sooner. In the Sarawak Women for Women Society’s (SWWS) view, part of the answer is that despite child sexual abuse regularly hitting the headlines, it is given low priority and consequently awareness is lacking.