Baby Dumping a Norm in Malaysia?!
The number of baby dumping incident in Malaysia is unsettling! On average 100 babies are abandoned nationwide in Malaysia annually! And more than half of the abandoned infants are found dead!
Don’t these parents have any moral or ethical conscience?! This is life we are talking about. Something must be done and done fast. We cannot stand by and let innocent lives be left to chance. Otherwise, Malaysia might become known as the Baby Dumping Capital of the world. It is time for a strong family foundation, proper moral and religious education to reduce, if not eradicate, the cases of baby dumping.
REASONS FOR BABY DUMPING:
- extramarital paternity,
- illegitimacy and
- perceiving the child as an obstacle to personal achievement,
- parents not mature enough to weigh their options or the consequences of their actions
- authorities should make it easy for babies to be adopted
- society should not be quick to judge such parent.
The Malay Mail Online, Website, 24 January 2017,
The Star Online, Website, 19 September 2017