Listen to this post:
The police has just revealed the missing children statistics and it’s absolutely staggering!
Can you believe that on average, four children go missing every day in our country? In just the first six months of 2017, 723 cases of missing children have been recorded in 181 days!
Of the 723 cases, 447 were girls and 276 were boys. It’s sad to hear that children of 345 cases have been successfully found, while 378 are still missing. 🙁
The investigation revealed that more than half of the cases involved teenagers who ran away from home because they were seeking for a taste of freedom. Believe it or not, these teenage runaways are mostly girls aged between 13 and 15.
This is especially dangerous as they are at great risk of falling victim to rape, according to Asst Comm Ong Chin Lan from the Sexual, Woman and Child Investigation division.
“Their personality evolves when they get to secondary school and psychologically, they go through hormonal changes and start to have libido.
“At that age, they want to have their own identity and opinion. They feel that they want to be themselves,” ACP Ong said.
Therefore, these emotional teenage girls would gladly abandon their homes to follow some strangers they barely know through social media.
“They meet guys and contact them via apps such as Facebook and WeChat,” Ong added.
One child as young as eight years old was even found exchanging racy photos with men through WeChat!
When such case happens, the child isn’t the only one to be blamed.
“Parents, when you give your child a gadget, monitor them. Put laptops or desktops in the living room so the child knows that at any time, there is somebody supervising,” Ong said.
In the event that a child goes missing, what should you do?
“If there is a possibility of kidnapping, don’t blast it out, lodge a police report first.
“Once you make it viral, the kidnappers will realise it is dangerous to contact the family and might give up and kill the child,” she said.
Although the number of missing children is big, there are some cases where the children have been found but the parents failed to update the police. The police would only find out that the children have safely returned home during a periodic investigation review.
Children are still young and they aren’t mature enough to make the right decision. So it’s up to the parents to guide them through this critical age and prevent others from leading them astray.
So spread the word and help raise the awareness guys!
I Mailed Myself to My Mom in Damansara Utama
We Try Malaysia’s First Spicy Noodle Soup Challenge
Explore Ancient Remnants, Floating Villages & MORE For The Adventure Of A LIFETIME At Siem Reap
Intrigue, cultural discoveries, mystery, and excitement—what’s a holiday without a little bit of adventure? Whether you’re a solo traveller, couple...
18yo Girl Beaten To Death in Ipoh By Her OKU Foster Brother Because Of Jealousy
Woman Shares How Her Malaysian In-Laws Are Incredibly Racist Towards Her
Watch: Lucky Local Motorcyclist Gets out Alive After Almost Getting Run Over by Huge Truck
M40 Malaysians Can Now Register for Free Healthcare Insurance From Govt Until March 31st!
People Are Willing To Queue For HOURS To Get KFC’s One Day Only RM20 For 2 Snack Plate Deal!
Company Behind Collapsed Condo In Taman Desa Used Illegal Immigrant Workers & Underpaid Them
- Malaysia2 days ago
“Difficult To Deal With Indian Buyers,” Property Agent Tells M’sian Lady Wanting To View House
- Inspiring2 days ago
Update: Internet Raises RM500k For Bullied Boy With Dwarfism To Go To Disneyland After He Went Viral
- Viral2 days ago
Pervert in Melaka Arrested for Stealing Over 30 Pieces of Undergarment, Used Them to Dress Up Pillow Like Sex Doll
- Food1 day ago
Do You Pick The Taugeh Out Of Your Char Keuy Teow? Here’s What Science Says!
- Malaysia2 days ago
Tun M Approves New Toyota Corolla Altis As PDRM’s New Patrol Car, Orders 425 Units
- Culture1 day ago
Why Do M’sian Hairdressers Always (Frustratingly) Cut Our Hair Way Too Short?
- Malaysia2 days ago
M’sians Angry After AG Releases 12 Men Charged With Links To Sri Lankan Terrorist Group
- Viral1 day ago
Video: Did A Dust Storm Just Hit the Shores of Penang?