THE Government has to be more serious in implementing sex education in schools, in light of cases of sexual grooming, said Puteri Umno delegate Norrulhuda Marsidin.
She called for sex education to be taught from as early as preschool, with the curriculum adjusted accordingly for young children up to teenagers.
“Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin and Richard Huckle are among the criminals whose cases opened our eyes to the very real crime of paedophilia. However, sexual crimes against minors were happening in Malaysia long before we began using the term.
“Nurul Huda Abdul Ghani and Nurin Jazlin Jazimin are among the child victims of this heinous crime,” she said when debating a motion on religion and economy.
Nur Fitri, a Malaysian student in Britain, was arrested and sentenced to prison there for possession of child pornography last year while Huckle was convicted earlier this year by a UK court for sexually abusing children in Malaysia.
Eight-year-old Nurul Huda was gang raped and killed when she was out cycling in 2004 while Nurin Jazlin was sexually assaulted and killed while cycling home from a night market in 2007.
Norrulhuda also highlighted The Star’s Predator in My Phone campaign to introduce laws against the sexual grooming of children.
“The campaign is working towards raising awareness on sexual grooming and other crimes against children,” she said.