Published: Friday January 11, 2013 MYT 1:29:00 PM
Updated: Friday January 11, 2013 MYT 2:38:13 PM
Social Welfare D-G: Don't take your kids to rally ... or risk prosecution
KUALA LUMPUR: Parents who take their children along to the gathering organised by the Opposition on Saturday can be prosecuted under the Child Act 2001.
Social Welfare Department director-general Datuk Noraini Mohd Hashim, in a statement here Friday, said parents or guardians were advised against involving children under their care in any activity that could be harmful, such as participating in an illegal rally.
She said anyone taking their children to such rallies could be charged under Subsection 31(1) of the Child Act 2001, which carries a fine of not more than RM20,000 or imprisonment of not more than 10 years, or both upon conviction.
In this context, she hoped that parents or guardians would protect and not endanger the lives and security of their children. - Bernama
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