Amendments To Strengthen The Sexual Offences Against Children Act
Dato' Sri Azalina Dato' Othman, Minister in The Prime Minister’s Department (Law & Institutional Reform)
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The enactment of the Sexual Offences Against Children (SOAC) Act in 2017 was a significant achievement, but the intervening years have revealed shortcomings in the law. Hence the government is proposing to introduce amendments to the SOAC Act to strengthen the child protection framework. Dato' Sri Azalina Othman, Minister for Law & Institutional Reform explains the rationale and implications of the legal changes.
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Produced by: Sim Wie Boon
Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar, Wong Shou Ning, Philip See
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Categories: government, Law/Activism
Tags: SOAC 2017, child sexual abuse, online grooming, criminal law reforms,