Ministry welcome call to expedite sex offenders registry

Source: The Malay Mail Online

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 5 — The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry welcomed the call to expedite the sex offenders registry in Malaysia to monitor the movement of sex offenders for safety reasons.

Referring to an online news portal article “Why the Delay in Sex Offenders Registry”, the ministry said the functions of the Child Act Amendment 2016 (Act A1511) had been expanded to contain information on offenders for crimes including sexual offences, under any written laws where a child had been the victim.

However, the functions are different from the proposed sexual offenders registry under the Registration of Criminals and Undesirable Persons Act 1969 [Act 7], which is under the purview of the Home Ministry. Read more