Saturday, June 19, 2010

Charge irresponsible parents with child endangerment

Since 2004, more than 6,270 teenagers have been reported missing in Malaysia and out of these 4,620 of the missing children are teenage girls. However, the police statistics have revealed that in 2005, 71 girls who ran away from their homes were found death. In 2006, another 71 missing girls’ bodies were found. In 2007, there were 3,246 reports lodged with the police for missing girls.

Between January 2004 and May 2005, 4,237 of the 6,270 missing children, mostly teenagers, were found and returned to their home. However, during the same period, a total of 149 girls under the age of nine were also reported missing.

Statistics of missing children in Malaysia reveal that since 2004, a total of 5,996 children under the age of 18 went missing from their homes. Other than 1,904 children, the rest subsequently returned home or were found and returned home by the police. The majority of children the 1,904 children still missing are girls and they are aged between 14 years and 17 years.

In 2008, between January 1 and April 13, 303 children and teenagers below the age of 18 have been reported missing in Malaysia according to the Deputy Internal Security Minister of Malaysia.

In Malaysia, under Section 33 of the Child Act 2001 , any person who, being a parent or guardian or person having the care of a child, leaves that child

(i)without providing reasonably for the child’s supervision and care;
(ii) for a period which is unreasonable having regard to the circumstances; or
(iii)under conditions which are unreasonable having regard to the circumstances,

commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine of up to RM5,000-00 or up to two years’ imprisonment, or both. Read more here.

Irresponsible parents should be charged for endangering the lives of their children. If they can't ensure the safety of their children in the first place, they are not fit to be parents.

Let us recall what happened to Nurin Jazlin, an eight-year old girl who was reported missing after she had gone to a night market located near her house in Section 1, Wangsa Maju to buy a hair clip on the night of 20th August 2007.

She is an underage minor. Now how could any parent let a child go out alone without being accompanied by an adult? This proves that their parents are irresponsible adults who had endangered their childs life. She was last seen being dragged into a white van and only God know what had happened to her during the 27 days (20th August 2007 - 16th September 2007) ordeal at the hands of some sadistic, psycopath, paedophile murderer who would torture an innocent child to death.

The latest is Nisha Chandramohan who went missing on June 4th 2010 and its already been 16 days now (till June 19th 2010). The parents went on to give a lame excuse that her 54-year-old grandaunt who is suffering from mental illness took her out for a walk.

Is that true? I am wondering how can a crazy person is free to do whatever she likes to do without the supervision of the sane parents watchful eyes?

A repeat of pathetic stories about how the missing girl needs medication for epilepsy. I remember hearing that one before. Let me think!

The girl is said to be a hypertension patient who is also suffering from kidney problems. (Referring to Nurin Jazlin as if the sadistic torturer care about her being sick).

"I fear that she may be given the wrong medicine by whoever has her now,” Norazian,Bernama, 5 September 2007

Although the public pitied the irresponsible parents and pleaded for them not to be charged, I am pleading with the government to charge these irresponsible parents so that other parents will be more responsible not to let their child out of their sight without an adult supervision.

What is your views on this matter?

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