Child activists call for better mechanism, officers to manage abuse reports

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Activists want the government to ensure children are informed about a new system that allows kids to report abuse. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 25, 2023.

CHILD rights activists applaud the government for introducing a new online system for children to report abuse. However, they stress the need for a clear mechanism within the system and well-trained officers for effective case management.

Syed Azmi Alhabshi told The Malaysian Insight that better awareness is crucial to ensure children are informed about the new system. Reflecting on past hotline call centres for children, he noted that many were hesitant to use the services due to fear and lack of awareness.

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