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Malaysia ranks 23rd in protecting children

KUALA LUMPUR – The report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shows that among 60 countries, Malaysia ranks 23rd in the index that surveys how the countries responding to sexual abuse threats against children.

According to Mark Kavanagh, Head of Research and Policy for ECPAT International said Malaysia needs to improve its awareness training as well as upgrading reproductive health education on sexual exploitation of children.

The report also highlighted that the country has adequate laws against rape, purchasing sexual services and trafficking children.

Malaysia scores a total of 54.5 ahead of Cambodia (53.7), Indonesia (47.6) but slightly behind the Philippines (56.7)

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