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Education

Child care is essential

Child care costs more than college tuition in several states in the United States.

Nation

‘Child brides are still developing’

PETALING JAYA: Child brides cannot fully understand what romantic love, commitment and marriage mean, say experts.

ASEAN+

Banning child labour imposes naive Western ideals

IN an ideal world there would be no child labour, but instead opportunities for children to play, learn, relax and otherwise enjoy life.

World

Child bride refugees spur tighter law

AMONG the tens of thousands of child refugees who have fled to Sweden from war-torn countries is a group of young girls who have presented the Nordic country with a major dilemma – they are married.

Nation

Wanita MCA calls for end of child sexual grooming and child marriages

PETALING JAYA: The 41-year-old man who married an 11-year-old girl must be prosecuted for child grooming under the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, Wanita MCA said.

Nation

Many child abuse cases unreported due to flaw in system, says NGO chief

KUALA LUMPUR: The system on reporting child abuse is flawed, which has led to many abuse cases not coming to the attention of the authorities, said the chairman of a child welfare NGO.

Nation

‘Child marriages also affect other communities’

PETALING JAYA: Child marriages in Malaysia are not confined to rural areas or Muslim families but are rampant in other communities as well, says the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality.

Nation

Leading by example to fight child marriage

AS a 15-year-old, she convinced her parents not to marry her off so she could fulfill a childhood dream of becoming a doctor and treating the poor. Now, two years later, Priyanka Bauri strives to make other girls and their parents conscious of the perils of child marriage.

Nation

Child sexual victims can testify in special court

PETALING JAYA: Child sexual victims would be less fearful and traumatised while relating their ordeal in the newly formed Special Criminal Court, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.

Nation

‘Make child safety seats compulsory’

IPOH: The Transport Minis­try should make it compulsory for car owners, especially parents with young children and infants, to install child safety seats.