Take stern action against child abusers, urges Women’s Ministry

PETALING JAYA: Action must be taken against those who abuse children, says the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.

The Ministry said that it viewed seriously a viral video on social media where a teacher is seen allegedly abusing a child in a kindergarten.

"The government will not compromise if parties are suspected of committing an offence which involves the health and welfare of a child," adding it was committed to increase public awarenesson the issue.

"The Ministry urges the authorities to take stern action against any individual who is suspected of abuse and ill-treatment of children, which is a criminal offence under the Child Act 2021.

"The Ministry is also in touch with the Education Ministry as the Ministry responsible for the management of kindergartens," it said in a statement on Saturday (March 27).

It added that members of the public should report suspicious behaviour towards children to responsible parties by calling Talian Kasih 15999 or via WhatsApp 019-261 5999 which is operational 24 hours a day.

Police are investigating a female teacher for alleged child abuse after a 10-second video went viral, hich shows her throwing a student on the ground twice.

The police have identified the teacher involved, and it is believed that the school had already taken action by dismissing her.

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