“The onus is on home operators to ensure that the children are protected by fulfilling the requirements set for their homes' licences, including funds to supply food, shelter and staff to manage the homes,” Vijayakumari said.
“You should not set up a home if you don't have enough resources to do so.”
Vijayakumari said there had been an increase in illegal homes, which exploited children by using them to raise funds.
She was responding to Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil's statement that individuals could be charged under Section 32 of the Child Act 2011, which carries a fine of up to RM5,000 or imprisonment up to two years or both if convicted of exploiting children for fund-raising. (How should we level this, NATO to OIC or OIC to NATO)
Shahrizat said on Thursday that the ministry would launch joint operations with the police to rescue children exploited for such activities.
Suhakam commissioner James Nayagam said welfare organisations must obtain clearance from the department for proposed fund-raising activities.
“The department, which has guidelines for fund-raisers, will then screen the proposal to ensure that children are not exploited in any way,” James, who is also Shelter Home executive director, said.
Rumah Nur Salam founder Dr Hartini Zainuddin said the law contained a “grey area” pertaining to children's performance for fund-raising purposes.
“If the purpose of a performance is to showcase talent, whether in public or private places and not intended to make money, then it is okay.
“In any case, the children must give consent and not be forced to do it,” Dr Hartini said.
p/s : what marginalise thinked for that matter:
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