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Weigh consent for child marriages carefully, group says

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The authorities need to be “slow” in giving their approval for cases of child marriages, said Voice of Children chairman S. Sharmila.

 

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NGOs Doubt New Move can Protect at Risk Children

NON-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on the welfare of stateless and migrant children in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur hope the Government can take heed of the situation here.

 

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Parents urged to Safeguard Children Against Peadophiles on Social Media

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With paedophiles widely reported to be using the Internet, women groups are asking parents to monitor their children’s social media interaction regularly to ensure that they are safe from predators.

 

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Constant Vigilance of Predators lurking on Social Media Sites

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Cases of missing children last year were lower than in 2013, but parents still need to be alert, especially with predators lurking on social media sites.

 

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New Law Against Parental Neglect Must be Balanced, Say Child Advocates

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Child advocates have questioned a proposed new law with stiffer punishment for parents who neglect their children, and are urging the government to look closely at the real reasons why such cases happen.

 

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Groups Back Court Caning Ban

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The Government’s plan to abolish the caning of minors in court is the right move, say child groups and activists.  Voice of the Children president Sharmila Sekaran said caning in courts should be replaced with rehabilitative punishment methods such as counselling.

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