Malaysia

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Ruwaida Md Zain - New Straits Times26 Aug 2017

A Malaysian welfare organization has urged the federal government to set up a special body to regulate and control illegal orphanages in the country due to exploitation and abuse of the children living in the homes. 

Nur Khairah Alegria Suner - Free Malaysia Today9 Aug 2017

Malaysian NGO OrphanCare reports that orphanages are reluctant to work with baby hatch centers, which seek to find permanent homes for abandoned babies, due to fear that they will not have enough children to maintain the institutions once they give them up for adoption. 

Datuk Wee Beng Ee - The Star Online25 Jul 2017

After the death of a Malaysian child in foster care, children's groups call for more rigorous screenings of potential foster and adoptive families, based on standard operating procedures, to keep children safe.

Kok Xing Hui - Straits Times13 Jul 2017

Four new group homes with smaller staff to child ratios are being set up in Singapore for children with greater needs and especially challenging behaviors. Staff will be trained using new 'Training Framework for Residential Care,' in which Malaysian government has invested $7 million over four years.

Lisa Button - Save the Children Australia & Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network24 May 2017

This report examines current policy framework and practices in five countries, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and the Republic of Nauru.

Jo Timbuong - The Star Online12 Apr 2017

Man's rescue reveals a begging syndicate that exploits orphans.

Free Malaysia Today11 Apr 2017

NGO head states that he was abused in a government run orphanage and now has proof to act against his alleged perpetrators. 

Marjan Mohammadzadeh, Hamidin Awang, Hayati Kadir Shahar, Suriani Ismail – Community Mental Health Journal18 Mar 2017

This study aimed to assess the prevalence and risk factors of depression, anxiety, stress and low self-esteem among institutional Malaysian adolescents.

UNHCR1 Aug 2016

Global Strategy – Beyond Detention 2014-2019 is a document released by UNHCR, which aims to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seekers and refugees.  

Save the Children1 Jan 2016

This report reviews the maritime movements of asylum-seeking children across South East Asia and their experiences in countries of origin, transit and destination. 

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