While the whole nation is still in shock over the abduction and brutal killing of the young Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan is now considering to charge her parents under the provision of Children Protection Act 2001. I kid you not.
When I first read about it, I thought the press must have misuderstood his statement. Unfortunately, the joke is on me. They are seriously investigating the conduct of Nurin’s parents which may tantamount to negligence under the said Act.
The IGP said that parents who neglect the safety of the children can be charged according to the Act. Section 33 of the Act provides for a fine up to RM5000 or a maximum two-year jail term or both for parents found quilty of leaving their children. I read this statement in utter disbelief. His lack of compassion is appaling.
Have they not suffered enough that we must add to their misery? I am sure the grieving father of three who drives a cab for a living can pay the RM5000 fine and serve a two-year jail sentence without a problem. You are just doing your job; I understand that.
However, the investigations on Nurin’s parents are in line with the law. Or at least Nazri Aziz thinks so. Read about it here.
Sadly, I have to agree with Nuraina A.Samad – not because she is a friend of mine but she does have a valid point of argument. Nurin’s case has indeed gone too far. If they really pressed charges on Nurin’s parents – I rest my case. What is the point of fighting a lost cause?
But Mr. IGP, before I found the law, I first found compassion, decency and humanity. What about you Sir?