Tahfiz schoolboy death: Investigation papers to be forwarded to DPP

Source: The Star

JOHOR BARU: Police will forward investigation papers on the death of religious school pupil Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Ghaddafi  to the deputy public prosecutor.

Newly appointed state CID chief Senior Asst Comm Azman Ayob, who was previously Muar OCPD, said police would seek advice from the DPP on the case.

“The case is still on-going and there is no such thing that it will be closed, as claimed by certain parties,” he told reporters at a press conference here on Tuesday, following the handing over of duties from outgoing Johor CID chief Deputy Comm Police Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat to him. Read more

Activists: Negligent parents should face music

Source: The Malay Mail Online

According to the police, the father said he found the child in a weak state and rushed her to Kulai Hospital where medical officers pronounced her dead. — Malay Mail pic, drawn from MMO

According to the police, the father said he found the child in a weak state and rushed her to Kulai Hospital where medical officers pronounced her dead. — Malay Mail pic, drawn from MMO

PETALING JAYA, Sept 15 — Parents who cause the death of their children by leaving them behind in hot cars should not be let off the hook easily.

Voice of the Children chairman Sharmila Sekaran said law enforcers must pursue such cases and ensure those guilty are brought to court to avoid more cases of parents leaving their children behind in cars.

“The amended Child Act 2015 has included stricter punishments for parents who neglect their kids, however the authorities must strongly enforce it so parents are punished according to those laws,” she said.

“Law enforcers must step up and recommend these parents are prosecuted otherwise there will be more cases of parents or caregivers leaving children locked up in cars for hours, causing them to die.”

Sharmila said the process of testifying in court acts as an awareness by itself since parents would have to openly admit their wrongdoing which caused injury or death of their child.

“Parents who do not prioritise their child’s welfare should not be handed the pity card as they must be held responsible for their actions,” she added. Read more