Overcoming Baby Dumping in Malaysia Essay


Nowadays, the cases of new born baby dumping and foetuses in Malaysia are rapidly increases. This make the Malaysian must take serious attention. To overcome this problem, the government should come out with several policies and programmes, the teenagers need to expose to the religious law and the teenagers should have strong determination to avoid from involving in this problem.

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A. One way to overcome this problem is the government should come out with several policies and programmes.

1 Implementing of sex education in the nation’s schools. a This idea has been proposed a few years ago but many people against this idea Actually, this idea already have in syllabus of school such as biology, Islamic Studies and physical education but it only in sub-topic.(Malaysian Digest,2009)

b The teenagers can identify the good and bad when the sex education is introduce to the student. It can reduce the statistics of unprotected sexual intercourse, illegal pregnancy as they can get extra knowledge through sex education ( Nazni, 2012).

i To encourage sex education in schools is to have an organized visit to a health care or contraceptive clinic as part of the curriculum ii Sex education prepares children and young people to become healthy and sexually responsible adults (Dr Milton Lum, 2010) c Teacher can teach the students about his or her body, benefit of responsible relationship, the effect of unplanned and unprotected sex.( Arabella, 2011) i. focus to the risk of sexual activity.

2 NGO setting up baby hatch at place which is high statistics of baby dumping cases. a According to the OrphanCare organization president, ”I think if more hatches open, if they are more accesside and in different cities, we can save a few more life”, (NY Times,2008) b Mothers can bring their babies, usually newborn, at this place and leave them an in the safe place and easy to find this baby. (wikipedia.org) i. Like baby hatch in Petaling Jaya where the parents place the baby into a hatch, which has small door to open to incubator bed. The staff where will alert to the baby’s presence after the mother has left when the bell is ringing.

3 Classify baby dumping that leads to the death of babies as a crime that warrants the death sentence. a “The Cabinet has decided that the Home Ministry through the police, investigate these cases as murder when a baby dies,” said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil. (The Star,2010) i. The punishment for murder is death under section 302 of the Penal Code b “Police had always consider the dumping of babies either as murder or attempted murder”, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.(The Star,2010)

B. Another way is the teenagers need to be exposed to the religious law. 1 At the context of religious belief, the act of free sex is prohibited.(The voice of youngster on baby dumping issues in Malaysia,2012) a Our religion, Islam guide us about do and don’t in a relationship. i. Have limitation when male and female are socialize together. ii. Allah says in Surrah Al-Israa’ ,verse 32:

“Do not approach adultery, fornication is indeed an abomination and an evil way. b Premarital sex is forbidden under Shariah Law (Liz Gooch,2010) i. Penalty including sex up to three years in prison, a fine of RM 5000

2 Islam concern of five areas that should be take care(property, honour, mind, life and religion a Free sex opposite to honour and abortion is murder because taken the life of foetus (International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance,2012)

b Solutions to control the desire are marriage and fasting. (International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance,2012)
3 The government need to reorganise back the tha syllabus of “Pendidikan Islam” or “Pendidikan Moral ” to make the student more know about negative effect of baby dumping and free sex.(International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance, 2012)

C. One other way is the teenagers should have strong determination to avoid from involving in baby dumping problem. 1. The teenagers especially girls need to know that their body is belong to them and no one has the right to touch it without permission(The Voice Of Youngster On Baby Dumping Issues In Malaysia,2012) a Say “no” to someone who asked you about sex.

i give excuses when someone ask for sex.

b The couples should respect women by not asking them for sex before marriage i women must be appreciated for those men who do not touch them before getting married c the girls must avoid to wear sexy clothes as it will lead to rise up the boys’ desire and passions to explore to his opposite gender. (The Voice Of Youngster On Baby Dumping Issues In Malaysia, 2012)

2. Teen usually do not think the effect of their action because they are easily influence by many factor such as pornographic materials in internet (Dr. Ismail Tamby,2012) a “Youth today can easily have access to pornography material online, even through their mobile phones”, Federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin.(The Star,2010) b Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin said since 2005, which numbered 472 as of August 2010,easy access and too exposed to porn and family problems have caused an increase in cases of baby dumping.(The Star,2010)


The youth today need to know that baby dumping will make them a lot of trouble in their life .Therefor, they need to find alternative to avoid this problem despite the authorities already make a lot of way to reduce this problem among the society.


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