When Laws Do More Harm Than Good (in child sexual abuse cases)
Melissa Mohd Akhir, Senior Advocacy Officer at Women's Centre for Change | Sharmila Sekaran, Chairman of child rights advocacy group Voice of the Children
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Since Richard Huckle made headlines last year, the discussion surrounding child sexual predators and crimes have been in the forefront of news. But sadly, most complaints of child sexual abuse in Malaysia do not lead to successful prosecutions, largely due to weaknesses within the nation's criminal justice system, police, lawmakers and child welfare. To understand why, we look into the steps and processes behind lodging a child sexual abuse case, and what flaws present themselves along the way, and how we should go about fixing them.
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Tags: Evening Edition, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Sexual Crime Bill, Malaysia, Criminal Justice System, Protection, Official Secrets Act, Richard Huckle