August 15, 2010

Harsher charges should be implied

Baby dumping is an issue that is at its height right now in Malaysia. Hardly a week will go by when another news of a newborn baby being found dead or alive is splashed across the newspaper. I don't blog about all the baby dumping stories that I read about but from some of my posts, you can see how these issues need to be handled more seriously and the people involved should be given a harsher sentence.

These past few days I read in the news that Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, the Women, Family and Community Development Minister have submitted a recommendation to the Cabinet to qualify some baby dumping cases as murder and that those who are involved shall be charged under the Section 302 of the Penal Code as "murder" or "attempted murder". Although a non-profit organisation have helped set up the country's first ever baby hatch for mothers to anonymously leave their unwanted babies for adoption, baby dumping cases still increase. Is it because these mothers (and not to forget the fathers) are ignorant of the existence of such place or they just wanted the easy way out? Or are they just heartless to begin with? And are these babies only those conceived out of wedlock?

Can you stomach this image??

You see, I had some friends who had got pregnant before they're married. It happened right after SPM. There were quite a handful - both my Chinese and Malay friends. From what I saw, the family members of my Chinese friends reacted less violently compared to the family members of my Malay friends. Of course, both the Chinese and Malays are angry, I mean, no matter what race you are, having a teenage daughter who just finished high school and who have so many positive possibilities in the future shatter just because she's pregnant is not a very pretty scenario. 

So what happened to them?

  1. One of my Chinese friend marry the father of the baby. He was responsible of his actions enough that he was there with her to inform her family about the child and he informed them he is going to make everything right by marrying her. 
  2. The other Chinese friend kept the baby but she didn't marry the baby daddy because she knows he couldn't provide for her or her child. Her parents raised the baby along with her. 
  3. One of my Malay friend was forced to marry the father of the baby even though they know the boy was jobless, had no proper education and could not provide for her and her child. The family was ashamed by what the relatives and neighbours are saying and now that friend of mine is with three children, working her ass off with two jobs, her father is paying for the house rental and the baby's food while her husband does not work and stay at home. 
  4. The other Malay friend of mine was chased away the day she told her parents she was pregnant, she went to a Rumah Bakti for pregnant unwed mothers until the baby was born and she gave it away.

Now, what is the conclusion above? Why are there so many baby dumps in this country? Although the papers don't tell what race the babies are but from cases where they caught the mothers, why are the majority Malays? 

I just point out the race here, I don't even want to start about the religion. I mean, nowadays you can't say that a Malay is automatically a Muslim because if they are, then their actions such as the topic I am talking about is an abomination to the religion itself. Islam does not say that when your child made a mistake, you should punish them so severely that resulted in an innocent life dead somewhere in a garbage bin or in the river. If that happens, then your act of banishing them from your home had somehow caused the lost of that innocent life and you're also involve in that baby's death. Can we blame everybody?

Now, should the "murder" and "attempted murder" charge solely be on the parents of the baby or also to everyone who contributed to the matter?

Whatever the outcome, one thing's for sure, this "trend" has got to stop. If we have to work a little extra by doing DNA tests and others in order to get more concrete proof on the offenders, then let's do it fast. I don't think many of us can stomach more images similar to the above anymore.

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Che Armster said...

They are too scared of people's negative thoughts towards them, they're willing to kill rather than take responsibilities on their actions

the images are disturbing btw >_<

Mariuca said...


Mariuca said...

I am very angry oso reading abt this, angry with the teenagers who succumb to this despicable act, angry with the parents of those irresponsible kids who tak tahu jaga anak but most of all angry that an innocent baby is left to fend for him/herself in the cold harsh world... makes me really sad... :'(

Bluecrystaldude said...

It's really disturbing reading news like this everyday. Teruk betul. ish2. padahal ramai je yang nak anak tapi xdapat

lina said...

Sad, angry... and pity for the poor innocent babies. :(

Bella Enveeus said...

I feel so angry sometimes I wish those parents who abandoned their babies can feel all these negative energies I'm sending to them...  >:o >:o >:o  I wish!

Bella Enveeus said...

It's so sad. Padahal the NGO already sediakan the baby hatch. Why not go and put the baby there? Rather than campak dalam sungai and kill the baby, leave it at the hatch and then go away lah. Right? Now if campak dalam sungai and the baby die, these people kena charge murder. It's not like they can't check the DNA and stuff. But if leave baby at hatch, the NGOs will try to put up the baby for adoption and no checking DNA or anything. Kan lagi senang.. 

Org tak fikir panjang.. Have sex tak fikir panjang.. Pregnant tak fikir panjang.. Buang anak pun tak fikir panjang.. 

Bella Enveeus said...

Why are there people like these kan? Tak boleh ke the world be some happy beautiful peaceful place where everybody loves and respects each other? Ini main buang2 dalam tong sampah, apa punya manusia pun tak tahu la..  :'( :'( :'(

Bella Enveeus said...

Why are there people like these kan? Tak boleh ke the world be some happy beautiful peaceful place where everybody loves and respects each other? Ini main buang2 dalam tong sampah, apa punya manusia pun tak tahu la..  :'( :'( :'(

Bella Enveeus said...

Well, if they're big enough to have sex, they should be big enough to fess up on their mistakes.. But I wonder, why in this matter, the men are too chicken to stand up and say, "I did that. Let me be responsible." The men are the ones running before the gun is shot and the girls are left fending for themselves, feeling more scared every second until their bellies are too big to hide anymore.

Are there still men out there or are there just chickens everywhere?

Bella Enveeus said...

Oh.. First FC Che Armster! Congrats!

Razz Momma said...

god i cant understand how these people can live with themselves!

then in another 15-20 years u hear stories of how sorry they are with what they did.. they are the sorry asses! they should go kill themselves instead.. jump a cliff or something.. >:o >:o :'( :'(

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