Ministries and agencies join forces to fight child sex crimes

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017

PUTRAJAYA: Various ministries and agencies are joining forces to fight child sexual crimes, starting with a national seminar on March 13 and 14.

The seminar will see participants such as educators discussing solutions to the growing threat of these crimes.

This was initiated by the Government’s sexual crimes task force, and Permata Programmes founder Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

“Children are assets to our nation. We should do everything we can to protect them,” she said.

“This is an issue that’s above politics, above race, and above religion.”

The seminar will be held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Those involved include the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry, Com­muni­cations and Multimedia Ministry, Education Ministry, Health Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office.

“I’m happy and excited that the task force is moving towards a specific outcome and come up with real change,” said Datuk Seri Azalina Othman, the head of the sexual crimes task force.

“This seminar will be a great opportunity for anyone out there who has the ability to help and play a role (in ending child sexual crimes).”

It will be held just before the Government’s expected tabling of the Child Sexual Crimes Bill in Dewan Rakyat, which The Star’s R.AGE team has been campaigning for through its Predator In My Phone online documentary series.

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