Efforts to curb social problems pay off

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 14 Jun 2019

Liow (left) taking a selfie with students of Foon Yew High School in Kulai after officiating the ‘Diriku Permata Berharga’ programme.

KULAI: The Johor government will continue to spread and instil awareness among teenagers on social issues, especially on pre-marital sex and having a child out of wedlock.

State Tourism, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Liow Cai Tung said it was heartening to note that Johor had recorded a significant drop in baby dumping cases.

“Our efforts are paying off and we will continue with our plans.

“In 2017, 22 cases of baby dumping were recorded in the state and this figure dropped to six cases last year.

“This positive change is due to the endless efforts not only by the state but by parents and the public who wanted to bring about the change in our society,” she said after launching the ‘Diriku Permata Berharga’ programme at Foon Yew High School here.

Liow said both the state and the Federal governments have urged the public to “mind other people’s business”, especially concerning cases such as domestic violence and child abuse.

“Work with the government to nurture a healthy and thriving society.

“Both Darul Takzim Family Development Foundation and Women Development Department under the ministry are ready to give a helping hand to those in need of help, guidance or other aspects,” she added.

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