Help children recognise ‘wolves in sheepskin’

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KUCHING: There are still wolves in sheepskin, and Sarawakians must boost their efforts to educate their children to better recognise these predators and to report them to adults without fear.

Sarawak Indian Women Association (SIWA) president, Penghulu Lucy Lingam was commenting on the recent arrest of a paedophile in Lundu and his prosecution. 

In a statement yesterday (Sept 6), she pointed out that frequently, children did not report abuses as they felt they might be at fault. 

Asked what more could be done to protect children from paedophiles, Lucy said education was vital.

“I believe that without sufficient knowledge, the society and victims are unable to recognise abuses which are happening under our nose.

“Mothers should be trained to look for signs of abuses, and parents should be taught how to communicate with their children better so that the children have somewhere to go if these abuses are attempted in the future,” she said.

Lucy also suggested that the SMA (Sarawak Multimedia Authority) and the MCMC (Malaysian Multimedia Corporation) to intensify their efforts to prevent access to the ‘dark web’.

“These undesirables (paedophiles) will not make Sarawak their hotbeds or lairs if they do not have access to it,” she added.

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