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Give us safe and secure childcare centres

The numerous deaths and abuse of children at care centres must be stopped.

According to the Social Welfare Department (JKM), 52% out of 3,238 childcare centres nationwide are unlicensed.

Five cases of children dying at care centres have been reported so far this year. Last year, it was reported that five children died in illegal childcare centres.

In July, the two-month-old grandson of former Bernama GM Datuk Seri Azman Ujang died after choking on milk at a childcare centre in Flora Damansara. 

In June, the six-month-old son of a Bernama journalist died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at a nursery in Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi.

In March, three-month-old Tan Yan Xue died at an unregistered daycare centre in Setia Alam. Despite apparently suffering from breathing difficulties, the staff of the centre did not call for an ambulance or rush the baby to a hospital or clinic.

In January, two babies in an unregistered childcare centre in Kuala Lumpur died after allegedly choking or being poisoned on milk.

Another seven-month-old baby boy was admitted to a hospital’s intensive care unit also in January apparently after falling at an unregistered daycare centre in Shah Alam.

In March, two female caretakers at an unregistered Johor childcare centre uploaded a Youtube video showing nine babies wrapped tightly in cloth, with one baby’s mouth taped up.

In 2009 and up to September 2010, 12 deaths at nurseries were reported.

Under the Childcare Centre Act 1984, those found guilty of not registering their childcare centre can be fined a maximum RM10,000, jailed two years or both, for the first offence – maximum RM20,000, five-year jail or both, for second offence.



Stop daycare deaths -

Baby chokes to death -

No foul play in death of journalist's baby -

Daycare or babysitter -

Parents rap nursery employees -

Childcare in crisis in Malaysia -

Unlicensed childcare centres in Malaysia -

Parents demand answers -

Nursery, childcare centre sealed for 21 days -

2,000 and more childcare centres not registered -

Two babies die after drinking milk -

Childcare centre locked up following toddler's death -

Abuse, deaths on the rise in daycare centres -

Two infants die after being bottle-fed by minders -

Baby dies at daycare centre -


Kematian dan penderaan kanak-kanak yang banyak di taska mesti dihentikan.

Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) berkata bahawa 58% dari 3,475 taska tidak mempunyai lesen.

Lima kes kanak-kanak yang meninggal dunia di taska telah dilapor tahun ini. Pada tahun lalu, dilaporkan bahawa lima orang kanak-kanak meninggal dunia di taska yang tidak berlesen.

Dalam bulan Julai, cucu bekas pengurus besar Bernama Datuk Seri Azman Ujang yang berusia dua bulan meninggal dunia akibat tersedak susu ketika dalam jagaan taska di Flora Damansara.

Dalam bulan Jun, seorang anak wartawan Bernama yang berusia enam bulan meninggal dunia dari Sudden Infant Death Syndrome di sebuah taska di Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi.

Dalam bulan Mac, Tan Yan Xue yang berusia tiga bulan meninggal dunia di sebuah taska yang tidak berlesen di Setia Alam. Walaupun bayi tersebut dikatakan mengalami kesusahan bernafas, kakitangan di pusat tersebut tidak memanggil ambulans atau menghantar bayi tersebut ke hospital atau klinik dengan cepat.

Dalam bulan Januari, dua bayi di sebuah taska yang tidak berlesen di Kuala Lumpur meninggal dunia selepas dikatakan tersedak susu atau minum susu beracun.

Seorang bayi yang berusia tujuh bulan dihantar ke unit rawatan rapi di sebuah hospital pada bulan Januari selepas dikatakan jatuh di sebuah taska yang tidak berlesen di Shah Alam.

Pada bulan Mac, dua penjaga di sebuah taska yang tidak berlesen di Johor muat naik sebuah video di Youtube yang menunjukkan sembilan orang bayi yang diselimutkan dalam kain dengan ketat sekali. Mulut seorang bayi juga ditutup dengan pita.


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  • The Minister, Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development
  • the government of malaysia

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