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Laws needed to protect children from porn

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Oct 2008: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today urged the government to enact new laws to protect children from pornography.

Suhakam’s commissioner Datuk Dr Raj Abdul Karim said the widespread use of information and communications technology (ICT) now necessitated this as children could be exposed to the scourge easily through mediums like the Internet, digital video discs (DVDs) and hand phone.

“The government must view this matter seriously and enact appropriate laws that conform to international standards,” she told reporters after launching a book titled Report Of The Forum On Malaysia’s Reservations to the Convention On The Rights Of The Child, at her office here.

She added that countries like Australia, New Zealand and Thailand had laws to the effect while Indonesia was in the midst of doing so but Malaysia did not have very specific laws to address the new situation. — Bernama

 

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