CALLING FOR ACTION TO BE INITIATED AGAINST RECKLESS AND NEGLIGENT PARENTS WHO PUT THEIR CHILDREN AT RISKS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

‘What is the international Gold standard practiced in law and order to protect our little children?

Will our authorities act responsibly so that the rights, interest of the minor are protected?

Or do we continue to practice double-standards by non-action?’

CALLING FOR ACTION TO BE INITIATED AGAINST RECKLESS AND NEGLIGENT PARENTS WHO PUT THEIR CHILDREN AT RISKS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE

Parents have a duty of care to ensure their children’s needs are met.

That duty of care is a legal requirement which parents have to provide to their dependent, as society expects that parents must meet the needs of those who are under their care.

For example, it is well established that a duty of care is owed by a motorist to all other road users.

Doctors owe a duty of care to their patients.

Employers owe a duty of care to their employees.

And schools are under a duty of care with respect to their pupils.

The legal concept of parental rights generally refers to a parent’s right to make decisions regarding a child’s education, health care, and religion, among other things.

If parents are separated or divorced, these rights can extend to custody and visitation.

As far as I am concerned I believe our duty and rights as a parent is:

  1. to protect your child from harm.
  2. to provide your child with food, clothing and a place to live.
  3. to financially support your child.
  4. to provide safety, supervision and control.
  5. to provide medical care.
  6. to provide an education.

There has been far too many children dying in vehicles after parents and minders forgot that there is an infant in the car or left alone elsewhere.

Despite the incidents has the state initiated criminal charges against those responsible?

The following photographs were taken by a shocked motorist on a Malaysian road yesterday.

They alerted CASSA MALAYSIA immediately.

This is not the first time we Malaysians have seen such despicable behavior where the life of a child is put at risk by a driver when the child sits on the drivers lap when the car is in motion!

In other incidents, we have pictures of children standing putting their head out the windows or sun roofs when the SUV is traveling at speed or unrestrained by safety belts or child seats.

When will our parents behave responsibly?

When will the authorities take punitive action against parents who put their kids at risk?

How do we react to such recklessness and negligence in Malaysia?

What is the international Gold standard practiced in law and order to protect our little children?

Will our authorities act responsibly so that the rights, interest of the minor are protected?

Or do we continue to practice double-standards by non-action?