Malaysia should review laws on juvenile crime: Deputy PM hinh anh 1Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Photo:
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia’s laws on juvenile crime need to be reviewed, said the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on January 9.


Speaking at a conference on education for crime prevention held in Kuala Lumpur capital city, Zahid stressed that if children involved in crime are put in prison, they could learn to do serious crimes and prison will be an institution to train juveniles to do heavier crimes.

Malaysia should send the children to correctional institutions such as the Henry Gurney School, he added, saying it will prevent them from committing serious crimes in the future. He also encouraged the establishment of crime prevention clubs in schools, under the supervision of the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation.

Nearly 160 underage children are being detained in Malaysia’s prisons in accordance with the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 and the Security Offences Act 2012.-VNA