Finally, an Act for the elderly

Seniors are delighted with the Government's plan to legislate a law to safeguard their rights. Photo: M. Azhar Ariff/The Star

The public is always horrified by stories of children abandoning or neglecting their aged parents. But beyond disapproving comments, there is little anyone can do to unfilial children.

But by 2020, children who neglect, abandon or abuse their elderly parents could be penalised by the law, once Parliament passes a legistlation to safeguard the rights of the elderly.

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Finally , an Act for the elderly


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