This news did not go down well with me. As a woman who once worked for a women’s organisation with a shelter for battered (yeah, that was how we described them then) women, shelters should be private and protected.
If there is no law against it, there should at least be some decency to preserve the dignity of these gals. What is this paper trying to do? Was the photo necessary? [The said photo has been deleted in this blog for obvious reasons].
Tell me what you think.
Chinese girl first to turn up at school for the pregnant
Accompanied by her family, the young pony-tailed girl dressed in a loose black tunic and tights arrived at the bungalow home next door to the Malacca school at about 9.30am.
The girl’s father is waiting to meet Ab Rahaman, the hostel supervisor said.
Dressed in a blue T-shirt, the father looked upset and was heard shouting at photographers outside the hostel grounds: “Don’t take pictures! Are you stupid?”
[And yet, the opposite had been done with no consideration whatsoever for the people involved. Are they criminals? They are to be judged again and again? Go to hell, Malaysian Insider. You just lost me].
Hostel supervisor, Saimah Hiran, told The Malaysian Insider the girl and family were from Segamat and were just filling out forms.
The supervisor was not sure of the girl’s age or marital status.
Saimah stressed that check-in would be unlikely to take place today, when asked about the girl’s noticeably absent luggage.
“We have to send their details in to the JAIM office in Jasin first,” she explained, referring to the Melaka state Islamic department by its acronym.
“The form will have to be screened by the department’s religious administrative officer first,” she said, adding the officer in charge was on leave today.
JAIM enforcement chief, Rahimin Bani, expressed surprise when told by reporters that a Chinese girl was signing up to be enrolled at the school.
Rahimin said he was led to understand that the students were all Muslim.
This despite Melaka Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam’s announcement yesterday that a Chinese family was checking in today.
Rahimin did add he was expecting four other girls to turn up for an interview at JAIM’s headquarters in Melaka City today.
He explained that the department was required to screen the student’s background to find out how she was impregnated and why she wanted to enrol in the school and if she had the family’s support.
Rahimin added a health check was also required.
Those with infectious diseases would not be accepted as it may put the other residents of the home at risk, he elaborated.
The chairman of the school board, Datuk Ab Rahaman Ab Karim, is expexted to arrive at the campus at 11.30am today.