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Still no justice for Adelia

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It’s been 10 days since I wrote about 2-month-old Adelia, who died while in the care of a nursery here in Shah Alam.

Baby Adelia

Baby Adelia

One would expect the matter to be taken seriously by the authorities, but it appears no one gives a damn.

This is an excerpt from Adelia’s father Nizzam’s Facebook page –

“Now even in Adelia’s death, & 14 days have passed by, the Malaysian Government’s JKM is still unable to do what is ‘obvious and fair’, which is to shut-down the ‘AN NAJAH BABY CARE CENTRE’ …”

[JKM is the Malaysian Department of Social Welfare]

Personally, I don’t think “unable” is the right word to describe what I consider to be apathy or “tidak apa” as they say in our local language.

Doesn’t it make you wonder why no action has been taken?

Here’s an excerpt from a blog which quotes the Director of the Legal Division of JKM, Zaitol Salleh as saying, “12 cases of children’s deaths in illegally-run nurseries in the past 2 years proves that the existence of such nurseries cannot be allowed to continue.”

[Translated from: http://nasionalis1982.blogspot.com/2010/10/12-kes-budak-mati-di-taska-apa-tindakan.html]

Blah, blah, blah!

How many more deaths of innocent children like Adelia will it take before something is done?

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