Image from THE STAR.
So many missing children! It’s appalling! More appalling is that more than half of those reported in the first 3 months of the year are still lost! And look at the figures! 242 missing kids between January – March this year! The actual cases, as admitted by the Minister, may actually be higher.
What are the police doing? ! & % $ @ K !
According to the STAR, Parliament heard yesterday that there were 1,649 cases of missing children reported last year.
“The ministry is serious about such cases and have taken numerous steps to tackle the issue,” said Deputy Women, Family and Community Minister Noriah Kasnon.
But how serious and what were the steps taken? Not very effective isn’t it?
Noriah said of the 1,649 cases in 2007, 86% were from the 14-17 age group and that there was a high possibility that they ran away on their own. Very convenient excuse, isn’t it?
“High possibility?” – The minister was making a statement based on speculation! How sure is she that many were not trafficked across borders as sex workers? Yes, boys and girls alike.
That there may actually be a syndicate operating on our land? That this is certainly a police case?
But the police seem most active when they are interfering in the country’s democratic system – like arresting and abusing people during rallies, and arresting bloggers when they become a thorn in the flesh of certain politicians !
Change now or begone !
*Note: I am not talking about prevention here. That’s another topic for another day. This post is about what action now that the kids are already missing. Hence, I did not touch on parental responsibility.