Bill Submitted to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse: Miadhu Report

24 Mar

Maidhu Online report
24th March 2009:

Male’ MP Ibrahim Ismail (Ibra) has submitted a draft bill to the People’s Majlis on Monday calling on the government to provide harsh punishment to those who sexually abuse children. The bill also proposes that such sentences may not be lightened.

In presenting the bill, Ibra said that he had, in the past, attempted to submit a similar bill and that he was submitting the bill, at a time when the term of Majlis is about to end, as he believed that it would be improper to vacate the Majlis without doing something to save the children of the country from the immense danger they face. He said by submitting the bill he intended to achieve two objectives.

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Posted by on March 24, 2009 in Media Reports, Parliament


One response to “Bill Submitted to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse: Miadhu Report

  1. DCJ

    March 24, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I am still skeptical. Until the actual implementation of laws effectively is carried out, I don’t think the Maldives’ situation will get a reprieve.

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