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Monday September 23, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday September 23, 2013 MYT 6:45:25 AM
PETALING JAYA: In a bid to stop parents from killing their children due to financial problems, a welfare society here is opening its doors to those who are in such a desperate situation.
Suriana Welfare Society for Children chairman James Nayagam said these parents should hand over their children.
“I would like to offer my assistance to these families. We will protect their children and provide a future for them,” he said yesterday.
Nayagam, who is a commissioner with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, said the case of the couple whose five-year-old daughter died when they tried to commit suicide together, was not surprising.
“I’ve dealt with such cases before and sometimes, the loan sharks would want the parents to hand over their children to settle their debts,” he said.
He said parents caught in such a dilemma could easily be driven to suicide rather than surrender their children.
Nayagam said he was committed to saving these children, adding that in such cases, he would apply to the court for an interim custody order to safeguard the child.
“I will also seek the help of the police, Welfare Department and even hospitals to ensure the child is completely protected,” he said.
Parents can contact him directly at 012-314 1100.
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