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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have introduced new standard operating procedures (SOP) to handle persons with autism following the case of Ahmad Ziqri Morshidi last year.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police will enhance their standard operating procedure (SOP) when it comes to arresting and detaining suspects with special needs, including those with autism, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.
SHOULD a person with special needs be culpable for a sexual crime if there was no bad intent or awareness of wrongdoing?
THE recent arrest of 22-year-old autistic man Ahmad Ziqri Morshidi, who allegedly molested a woman at a restaurant in Subang Jaya, has sparked intense debate.
Parents of children with special needs are also urged to be extra alert when taking their child to public places.
It’s challenging for those with autism to understand social cues but there are tools to help parents and teachers teach them appropriate behaviour.
The recent handling of an autistic boy by police in Malaysia highlights the need for a sensitised and informed approach that takes into account special needs.
From SHARANYA RADHAKRISHNAN, Co-Founder of Gem & Bread Special Needs Support Group, Kuala Lumpur.
PUTRAJAYA: Members of the public need to stop “nasty comments” on the 23-year-old victim in the molest case involving a 22-year-old autistic man, said Hannah Yeoh.
PETALING JAYA: The 22-year-old man with autism, who was arrested for allegedly molesting a woman, is oblivious that he is the subject of discussions about dealing with persons with disabilities, his mother said.