Child Abuse

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Nowadays child abuse cases are increasing every year. According to the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department the number of child abuse increase by 17.8 per cent to 285, as compared to 242 cases in 2011. Children between aged of one to seven years old shows the highest number of abuse cases for two consecutive years according to the statistics from its sexual crimes, domestic violence and child abuse. There are a lot of factor that cause child abuse. According to Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) study they have found that children who do not have good looks are more prone to becoming victim. ACP Hamidah Yunos said even among siblings, the child that has the ugliest look is the black sheep of the family and often the target of parents. They also found that parents who abused their children were victims of abuse themselves where they were young. Work pressure also one of the factor that contribute to child abuse where parents can lose their cool and vent their anger on their children. Children that being abuse by the maids happen when they felt pressure by the parents. In the most cases of child abuse, the parents or the guardian will initially make up stories of the child having sustained the injury from a fall. The parents will only bring their child to the hospital or clinic after the child being abused everyday until they get critical injuries. In Malaysia, on September 2012 a there-year-old child is being abuse by his stepfather. The abuser name is T. Rajasegaran, 32. Rajasegaran act has been caught by a video camera which went viral on Facebook. The toddler, who is the son of his second wife, S.Nirmala, is being abused with a rice ladle and a muruku mould at a house in Kapar. According to the Family Resource Centre, the impact of child abuse can be seen in many ways. For example, the effect of child abuse can be seen in the term of physical, psychological, behavioural, and societal consequences. According to the article, the physical consequences such as...
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