Women's Ministry: Curfew order for teenagers false


  • Nation
  • Monday, 21 Jan 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has clarified that it did not issue any order for a curfew of teenagers below the age of 18.

Commenting on a message which went viral on WhatApp, the ministry urged the public to conduct checks before spreading anything.

The ministry uploaded a screenshot of the message on Twitter and Facebook, which read: “Starting tonight (with immediate effect) teenagers below 18 years of age (13 -16) are not allowed to be outside their house compound later than 10pm, while those aged 12 years and below are not allowed to be outside the house after 8pm except for unavoidable circumstances.”

In connection to this, the ministry on Monday (Jan 21) urged all parties not to spread false information.

It was reported that Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the government was considering a curfew for youths below 18 years, as carried out in Iceland.

The Women, Family and Community Development Minister said this is to prevent them from getting involved in drug-related activities. - Bernama