Category Archives: Women and Children

Finding Our Humanity When A Parent Is Found To Be Negligent

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Tragedy can happen to the best of us. And as parents, we can only pray that we would be able to go through our day with our children steering clear from harm, ensuring that they have the space to grow and thrive. But the arch of the law stands alone, administering its weight when tragedy […]

The First Time I Held My Heart in My Hands

How it feels to hold your preterm babies for the first time

Nothing comes close to the profound experience of holding your newborn in your arms for the first time. That first touch. A moment so brief yet so indelible; a memory to be cherished forever. Now picture that and multiply it by two. That was our experience – our twin boys. My husband and I thought […]

Three Letters, Three Too Many

Indira Gandhi sends third letter to IGP

Yesterday, it was reported that Indira Gandhi had sent her third letter to the Inspector General of Police for an update about her missing daughter’s status. Having to send three letters is three times too many. This is a mother who hasn’t seen her daughter for 11 years; who was a victim of domestic violence; […]

Toughen legislations against online sexual harassment & stalking

Online Harassment and Stalking

MCA condemns in the harshest terms, the online bullying and sexual harassment against two DAP state assemblywomen ie the representative for Bandar Utama YB Jamaliah Jamaluddin and Kampung Tunku representative Lim Yi Wei. While we may sit across different political fences, where there is a wrong, we must condemn it wholeheartedly. MCA urges the Malaysian […]

Establish National Sex Offender Registry Now

MCA calls for the establishment for a National Sex Offender Registry immediately. Last year, Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh announced that the Ministry of Women, Community and Family Development has come up with a child sex offender registry which will be up and running by 1 April 2019. While this move is applauded, and such effort is certainly praiseworthy, this registry service has several major drawbacks:

One Court, Two Systems?

How could and why should AG Tommy Thomas interfere with the finding of the Ipoh Magistrate Court which recognised that an offence of sexual abuse had been committed against a minor at a tahfiz school? This meddling into court proceedings brings the credibility and independence of the AG and the AG’s Chambers into disrepute. He should refer to his own book, Abuse of Power and refrain from intervening in court cases.

Unilateral Conversion: Federal Court decision ‘overruled’ by Home Ministry?

MCA stands with the retired senior civil servants who form G25 who from the past have exhorted that the original wording of Article 12(4) ie “ibubapa” in the Perlembagaan Persekutuan be restored, for the avoidance of doubt.