Par­ents must run back­ground checks on babysit­ters – DPM

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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Wan Az­izah Wan Is­mail called on par­ents to run back­ground checks on prospec­tive babysit­ters for their chil­dren to avoid any tragic in­ci­dent.

Com­ment­ing on the nine-mon­thold boy in Sibu who died af­ter he was al­legedly abused, Dr Wan Az­izah ex­pressed grief over the tragedy.

“I know in some cir­cum­stances you can’t re­ally choose but then you have to be more se­lec­tive of who you send your child to. With the launch of a pro­gramme to en­able par­ents to run back­ground checks on babysit­ters this March, we hope such such in­ci­dents will be re­duced,” she said af­ter launch­ing the Re­mov­ing Ob­sta­cles to Cer­vi­cal Screen­ing ( ROSE) pro­gramme here yes­ter­day.

On Sun­day, Aariz Har­raz Zahin Az­man, who was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter al­legedly abused by his babysit­ter at Ta­man Per­mai, Sibu, suc­cumbed to his in­juries at the Sibu Hospi­tal.

Mean­while, on the pro­posal by the PKR women’s wing to have a quota of 30 per cent of elec­toral seats al­lo­cated to women can­di­dates, Dr Wan Az­izah said the pro­posal has not been sub­mit­ted.

“They have not pre­sented it yet, we just have to lis­ten to them when they present it,”said the PKR Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil chair­man.

Yes­ter­day PKR vice-pres­i­dent Zu­raida Ka­marud­din pro­posed for elec­toral re­forms in the coun­try among them hav­ing a quota of 30 per cent elec­toral seats al­lo­cated to women can­di­dates.

Zu­raida said the pro­posal was in­cluded in the elec­toral re­forms which had been pro­posed by Wanita PKR. — Ber­nama

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