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A study on child labour as a form of child abuse in Malaysia

Nik Mahmod, Nik Ahmad Kamal and Che Mohd Salleh, Marhanum and Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Mohd, Azizah (2015) A study on child labour as a form of child abuse in Malaysia. In: 2015 IECDR Kyoto Conferences, 9th-10th April 2015, Kyoto, Japan.

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International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there are about 250 million economically active children worldwide. In Malaysia, although the Children and Young Persons Act (Employment) 1966 prohibits the children to be employed, previous studies proved that there are high rate of working children in certain states in Malaysia. It is believed that thousands of working children in Malaysia to be in an environment which is potentially harmful to their physical, mental, emotional, and social development. To identify the types and instances of child abuse for the working children, a study has been conducted to 454 working children in four states in Malaysia. Based on data analysis, it is found that more than half (63%) of the working children have been emotionally abuse, 27% physically abused and at least 10% have been sexually abused. Majority of them are not happy with their current job and are regretful for not attending school. This represents their basic necessities to have proper education and they should not expose to work at this early age. This research contributes to increase the awareness of public and government to take care of the need of children basically on the issue of child abuse for working children.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 7080/44711
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child labour, child abuse, working children, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Finance
Depositing User: Dr. Marhanum Che Mohd Salleh
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 15:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44711

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