Wan Azizah: Convicted paedophile registry will be updated


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 25 Aug 2019

ALOR SETAR (Bernama): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the registry of convicted paedophiles in the country will be updated in a comprehensive manner soon.

She said this was vital due to the fact that the official records in the registry were only from 2017 onwards, and that there were also other weaknesses that needed improvement.

In the case of convicted paedophile Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, 27, Dr Wan Azizah said the man was studying abroad when he was found guilty of child pornography in 2015 and the government must be fair in tackling this issue.

"There are two sides to the story. He has already served his sentence or part of it... do we want to punish him for life? At the same time we want to keep our children safe as well, so we need to be balanced," she told reporters after launching the Kedah-level Santuni Rakyat Programme at the Aman Central shopping centre, here Saturday (Aug 24).

In May 2015, Nur Fitri, who was studying at Imperial College in Britain, was sentenced to five years' jail by the Southwark Crown Court in London after pleading guilty to 17 charges of possessing more than 30,000 images and pornographic videos of children with the intent to distribute it.

He was extradited to Malaysia after serving a reduced jail sentence of nine months.

He is now pursuing a doctorate degree at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Downpour, clogged drains cause Kajang Silk Highway flash flood
Covid-19 Watch: 1,737 new cases, says Health Ministry
Johor govt to help storm victims using disaster fund
Do you know ... about Kebaya?
Perikatan to form shadow Cabinet
PM must not pick JAC five
Proposal to reduce PM’s power seen as a very good one
Enough of extremism, says Tuanku Muhriz
Monument to freedom, friendship
Keeping the art of keris-making alive

Others Also Read