Sunday, February 27, 2011

NGO : Kem Modal Insan KEWAJA

Teenage pregnancies are on the rise and many mums-to-be are estranged from their families. However there are shelters willing to provide a family environment
in which to bring a child into the world.
Pregnancy is a scary experience for any unwed mother, but more so for a teenager. in dealing with feelings of fear, anger, disappointment and confusion, many pregnant teenagers resort to the easiest and fastest way out of their predicament — abortion. Unaware that there are other options, young girls choose to handle the problem on their own, under frighteningly dangerous conditions, sometimes in the back room of clinics.
Are they evil? Are they killers? No, they are just frightened teenagers looking for a way out of a scary predicament. What they don’t know is that there are many shelters willing to help them get through this experience, give them a second chance at life and give their babies the right to live.
For instance, in a small housing area in Gombak, a married couple is housing pregnant teenagers who have nowhere else to turn. The couple clothes and feed them, and, more importantly, they provide the emotional support needed to get single girls through pregnancy. There were 60 pregnant teenagers living in the houses called Kem Asas Pembangunan Integriti Wanita Dan Modal Insan (KEWAJA). Most were students between the age of 16 and 23. “Many of the teenage girls who come to us are at the lowest point of their lives. They don’t know where to turn to and whom to talk to. “In the past six months alone, we have taken in 164 pregnant women. Some as young as 14, others as old as 40.
“Most walk into our centre on their own but some are brought here by their boyfriends or parents,” said KEWAJA director Yahya Yusof. “When we started in 1996, we had 101 girls. But every year since then this number has increased. It is not a disease and it is not an epidemic. Teenage pregnancy is a social disaster.
“Some of the girls come to us because their parents are too embarrassed to keep them at home. This is a hiding place so the parents are not shamed. But, some girls are here because they come from broken family and can’t afford to pay the medical bills.” for whatever the reason the girls end up in KEWAJA, they are cared for and their babies are brought safely into the world. “We encourage the families to keep the baby after delivery, but if they want to give the baby up for adoption, then we try to find suitable families.
He said many teenage girls were easily coaxed into having premarital sex because they were naive. “Society should not only blame the girls. Most of them are in this situation because they were told they had to prove their love to their boyfriends. They were cheated. None of these girls wanted to be in this situation.” According to Pak Yahya, KEWAJA was a place teenage girls could go to instead of sitting alone in a room, waiting to go into labour. “When a teenager gets pregnant, she starts thinking of the worst-case scenario. she starts wondering ’who wants me?’, ’how do i keep this a secret?’.”
Some girls tried all sorts of ways to abort the babies themselves. “They take over-the-counter medications not meant for pregnant women in hopes of aborting the baby. But these ways backfire as the babies are born deformed and disfigured.” he said it was important that these young girls were with people who knew how to handle their situation from an objective and mature point of view. KEWAJA with role to ensure adolescent girl and woman which involved in assignable guidance and life guidance that they practise good values in their life, have personal strength, mind and faith to survive and can monitor activity during and their direction of life inside societal community.
The thing that more important is KEWAJA can save them from act that risky such as abotion and perhaps also dump or leave the child after born. Thus this responsibility and KEWAJA role to ensure mother’s  child condition are safe. 

SOLUTION; Government

Petaling Jaya, March 28:

Four basic methods under the rules of Akta Kanak-Kanak 2001, are about child advocacy, prevention, support and research will be use to address wastingby reported more widespread in recent years. Minister Of Women, Families and Comunities said the ministry with all the agencies involved will have discussions to implement the strategy in the issue. According the issue, advocacy (to focus on sources of abandonment and abuse against children) need to overcome the neglect, abuse and the removal of children because these actions are not the culture of the people of this country. Methods of prevention of addressing the problem scientifically conducted with the assistance of the police, while advisory services and research will be conducted with the help of experts to find out more details on how it happened. it is hoped that the four main methods that will be emphasized this can be done with all the concerned agencies and individuals. 
sources by 
Muzdalifah Mustapha. Utusan. 29 March 2010

Kuala Lumpur, August 12:

The Cabinet today ordered the police to investigate cases of bandoned babies in teh case of attempted murder, or as if with the intent that murder be sentenced to hang. Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said, enforcement investigations under Seksyen 302 Kanun Keseksaan was approved by Cabinet yesterday. According to her, the enforcement in accordance with section proves the government is serious symptoms stem from the widespread removal of the baby. The Ministry will also adopt the conversation of the word "throw the baby" to "killing babies" because the baby was not born to be killed arbitrarily.
sources by Bernama. Utusan. 13 August 2010. 


Family especially parents have to play the main rule in decreasing the baby dumping problem. It is because they are the most close to their child. They have to pay more attention to their teenagers child because, in this ages they will face many things. The most important thing is give them a good religious education, that’s the key for a good life.
Some people ashamed to discuss on sex education and do not agree with creating sex education in school. For them it is unsuitable matter discussed in learning. But nowadays it is a very important thing, the students are not taught how to do sex but they will disclose on the reproductive system and the biology of human being. Not only in school, parents also have to tell their children about sex education. This is parent’s responsibility to monitor their child’s moving and activities, so that they can ensure what the good and not. But they have to remember not to shackle their children. By this method they will permanently open to share on daily activities and their social intercourse.
Love and parent’s concern very important, children feels appreciated and are not going to engage with social problems.  It just like a chain, social problem, free association and followed by baby dumping. These problem need to be overcome immediate. Parents has to spend time with childrens and share their problem, parent needs to give guidance not throw them away from family. This case could avoid become worse.


Everybody have to show their concern about this problem. Parents, communities, government must work together and try to solve it from the root. It is because, the person who involve or be the one who dumped the baby need to be assisted. Sometimes it’s not their attention to do that, but they don’t know what to do with the baby and they don’t know how to face the communities.
So, as society that mindful we have to prevent and help them from become bad to worse. Family and society should consider the symptom of baby dumping as a common problems and not just a load to doer only. Stop on blaming the doer, but aware that what had happened cause by everyone, it’s everyone mistake. Try to help recorrect the mistake that have been done from the family and society, so that the same mistake will never happen.
responsible party :
  • government 
  • family
  • NGO
  • society 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MCA: Baby dumping should not be criminalised

August 13, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said today that criminalising the act of dumping babies would backfire and worsen the current situation.
He told reporters that meting out the death penalty on those who abandon babies would be too heavy a punishment.
“MCA does not agree in the baby dumping issue with (categorising it under) a death penalty crime,” he said.
He said such a heavy sentence would backfire.
“We think that such cases will be more rampant, done in a harder-to-trace manner considering the dire consequences,” Dr Chua (picture) said.
“Now, at least (the mothers) abandon live babies, but with the criminalisation they might even bury babies alive,” he pointed out.
Despite severe penalties proposed for dumping babies, 60 abandoned baby cases have been reported while the Cabinet has agreed to a proposal by Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil that those who abandon babies resulting in death should be investigated under section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
Dr Chua said the only solutions are through education and a change of mentality in society, and by creating a support system.
“If we do not reach out and only know how to punish people, then they will behave like criminals,” he said, adding that their action would be a “self-fulfilling prophecy”.
He said the MCA would launch a sex education campaign next month, which would be spearheaded by Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.
He quickly added that the campaign would be called “Awareness of Sexual Reproduction” instead of “Sex Education”.
“To penalise mothers of unwanted babies is unfair,” he said, pointing out that the father also has an equal responsibility towards the baby.
“Where are the men? Should hold men accountable as well,” he said.
Dr Chua agreed that baby hatches might be one solution.
OrphanCare, a non-governmental organisation based in Petaling Jaya, will be the first organisation in the country to launch a “baby hatch” centre after getting the green light from the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and the Welfare Department.
The NGO will launch the centre next month, joining several countries in the world which had adopted it.
The centre will accept babies and children abandoned by their single mothers or parents. They will be kept for a maximum of three months before a suitable family is found to adopt them.
“If society does not reach out to them, the only way is to abandon the babies,” Dr Chua said.

Aug 14, 2010 ( THE STRAITS TIME)

Baby dumping is murder

KL reclassifies fatal cases to tackle problem of baby dumping but NGOs oppose move

KUALA LUMPUR - BABY dumping that causes the child's death will now be classified as murder, an offence which carries the death penalty in Malaysia.
The Malaysian Cabinet made the decision after the media highlighted a spate of newborns being thrown away, in some cases publishing photos of ants crawling over a dead baby and decomposed bodies.
The latest case was a dead baby girl found floating in a sewage tank behind a girls' college hostel in remote Kelantan two days ago. The decomposed body was found by a group of boys playing nearby.
Two more abandoned baby cases were reported that day in Malacca and Kuala Lumpur.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said in a statement on Wednesday that the Cabinet has directed the Home Ministry to classify baby dumping cases as murder or attempted murder if the child dies.
'The government has no choice as such acts were tantamount to baby killing,' she said. Official statistics show that there were 407 cases of abandoned babies from 2005 to last year, and 60 cases so far this year. Of the babies dumped this year, 25 were boys and 21 girls. Fourteen could not be identified due to decomposition, including one mauled by dogs.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

buby dumping statistic

Nineteen baby dumping cases were recorded by police last month, bringing the total reported cases since 2005 to 517.
According to police figures, from total cases, only 230 babies were found alive.

The relevant sections of the Penal Code read:

Section 309A. Infanticide
When any woman, by any wilful act or omission, causes the death of her newly-born child, but at the time of the act or omission had not fully recovered from the effect of giving birth to such child, and by reason thereof the balance of her mind was then disturbed, she shall, notwithstanding that the circumstances were such that, but for this section, the offence would

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

some cases of baby dumping.

Teluk Intan; Nurazizah Ramlam, 24, slashed her baby's body, cut the umbilical cord using a blade, wrapped the body in towel and hid it in a cupboard. she was charged under Section 309a of the Penal Code and sentenced to seven years in prison.

Kedah; A woman who admitted disposing of her newborn son in a washing machine was jailed two years by Magistrate's Court for causing his death. She had given a week earlier although she denied it. Police then took her back to her house where they found a dead baby boy wrapped in a plastic sheet and batik cloth in the washing machine.

Setapak; A 14-years-old girl was believed to have flushed her foetus down the toilet bowl. The foetus was found with its legs sticking out of the toilet of a flat belonging to a 38-year-old receptionist. She had early invited the girl over to her house to keep her company.

some image of baby damping

News about the case of babies dumping still continues to be reported by local media of this country. Many ways have been done to remove the child causes of unmarriage either still alive or already dead.

Partners are not responsible for their children could even throw in the trash. We do not know whether the baby was discharged alive or dead.

More cruel - they just put the baby into a plastic bag and placed in the bins for waste transported by truck.

Two cases of the discovery of dumped bodies were reported in the waste disposal center in Kampung Beris Lalang, at Bachok, near Kota Bahru. The body of a baby found by the search for recycling waste products.

Recently, today a baby boy wrapped in white cloth were found in a black bag in the street near, Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala lumpur by the public at 1pm.

Sentul District Police Chief, ACP Zakaria Pagan said, the 23-year-old complainant had found the baby boy and still alive in a black bag before seeking help from a police in charge around that area.

According to him, one kilogram baby was taken by police to Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for treatment.

He said, initial inspections revealed the hospital, the baby was born premature or born after a pregnancy of six to seven months.

"The baby is in stable condition and we will immediately conduct an investigation to trace the irresponsible suspect who abandon babies," said Zakaria.

In Samarahan, a young woman aged 15 was arrested yesterday morning after a case believed to be linked the discovery of the baby girl body in a toilet tank in Serian Hospital last Saturday.

Serian district police chief, Deputy Superintendent Jamali Umi said, the teenager was still in a weakened arrested by the police at her home in Serian at 10.30 am to assist the investigations.

"Initial investigations found that police claimed to have youth involved in removing and hiding the dead baby into the toilet water tank after a veiled sense of fear and anxiety," he said.

Jamali said, the teenager had been married to a young man aged 22, had complained of abdominal pain and then sent by her family to Serian Hospital on 27 December.

"However, before the suspect entered the emergency ward, she first entered the public toilet. While she was urinating, sudden infant was also out with the umbilical cord. Caused panic she threw her babt in the water tank, "he said.

It is understood that the teenagers who leave school when they are at form three and did not know she was pregnant after married to a manual labor in July this year.

Jamali said that, after completion of the blood, adolescents involved in going to the toilet and told her family that she no longer experienced abdominal pain and return to their homes.

At 5:19 pm - 1 January, a toilet cleaner found the body of a baby girl weighing one kilogram in the toilet tank in that hospital.

"Police will also have blood samples from her husband to undergo a blood test and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to determine whether the baby girl will belonging to them or not, even though she had made a confession.

"The case will be investigated under Section 318 of the Penal Code for hiding the births and try to throw a baby. If convicted shall be liable to two years imprisonment or fine or both," he said.

This case is not due to removing the child for committing adultery, but the very young age girls that lead to 'insane' to state the truth to her family. The child she is carrying is legitimate through legal marriage.

She is not ready to be in such a marriage. Do not know the difference of herself pregnant or otherwise. Actually, girls married before the mature age must be guide by the family. This guidance may not be cause to her and convicted under Section 318 of the Penal Code.

In the case of abandoned babies who are primarily due to the treatment of adultery. Intercourse before marriage is forbidden in Islam. However, the increased sexual desire to overcome all the limitations and practiced law.

Supposedly, baby dumping cases effectively curbed. Save our new baby. They born without any sin.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

baby dumping everywhere!

Baby dumping. Dumping baby means that the acts of throw away the babies at any places without take care the babies. Whats on your mind? As a human being are you willing to do that? 
The issue of baby dumping in the country, especially among young girls is, no doubt, a cause for concern, and a national problem. Almost on a daily basis, one reads newspapers or sees on television people arraigned for dumping their new-born babies in pit latrines or even at dump sites.
One would ask what are the main causes of this inhuman act?
In most cases, people tend to blame the mothers who dumped their babies. Almost half of babies dumped are victims of baby dumping because their mothers have just entered adulthood or some are even in their teens.
Most of these girls are either too young to shoulder the responsibility of being a mother or are afraid of their parents, so they would end up hiding the pregnancy, then later disposing of that innocent soul.
Whatever the case, we see no reason why people should dump their babies. Going by recent media reports, the practice is becoming a way of life in the country, and we want to say that every measure must be put in place to put an end to this unbearable act.
We want to reiterate our call for parents to take up their responsibilities, as they have a large part to play in the sexual lives of their children. Parents should open up to their children, discuss with them and know what their problems are. This way, children can learn from their parents, and try to live their lives through the right path.

Nowadays, babies dumping happening almost every day. According to Community, Family and Women Ministry baby dumping cases had already achieved to thousands per a year. Suddenly this problem has become as a big issue in Malaysia. Why this problem could happen? What had happened to our youths?

       Child is a priceless gift from Allah SWT. We must be grateful if we get child. Not easy for some married partner to get a baby. But, some people nowadays dump their baby everywhere like inside the drain, in front of mosque and so on.