How can we protect children from bullying in schools?

HAKAM’s recently released report on bullying in Malaysian schools has revealed that bullying is widespread, with more than 14,000 cases taking place between 2012 and 2015. The majority of cases involved physical bullying, but cases of cyberbullying, verbal bullying and social bullying were also prevalent.

The report found that bullying is having an alarming effect on the mental health of young Malaysians, including lowered self-esteem, depression, and even suicide. It is clear that action must be taken to address this problem and protect the rights of children.

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If this is Islam, I am embarrassed — Fa Abdul

BY FA ABDUL

Source: The Malaysian Insight

“MA, did you read about the Indira case?” my daughter asked, referring to the landmark ruling of the unilateral conversion of M. Indira Gandhi’s three children to Islam which the Federal Court declared null and void.

“Yup. Good news isn’t it?” I replied.

“Yes, it is good news but it is still sad.”

Curious, I asked her what about the case which made her sad, not at all suspecting what she had to say.

“Indira lost her husband upon his conversion to Islam in 2009 – the same time you were separated from Papa. And she was fighting for the custody of her children the same time you fought for our custody,” my daughter’s voice was soft but full of emotion.

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Stop harassing #UndiRosak activist, say DAP MP and NGO

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 — A civil rights group and a DAP lawmaker called today for a stop to the harassment of a female activist advocating for the right to spoil one’s vote in the 14th general election.

National Human Rights Society (Hakam) secretary-general Robyn Choi, in a statement, said the attacks on Maryam Lee were a breach of Lee’s rights to be treated humanely and to freely express her opinions.

She said political disagreements should be addressed through respectful discourse and not through immature or personal attacks.

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