Number of abandoned babies increasing in Malaysia

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Kuala Lumpur, Aug 22: Malaysian media reported that the country is facing growing problem of abandoned babies.

Malaysian government authorities reported that sixty-five infants have been found so far in 2010, and many were dead by the time they were discovered. The government fears that number will surpass previous totals, an average of 100 babies are found each year.

On Sunday, Aug 22, the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) decided to meet non-government organisations and other political parties to discuss ways to solve the problem. Many non-government organisation workers told that the growing internet pornography, bad parenting and an over-exposure to sexually liberal western culture were the main reasons for increase in the number of abandoned babies.

Earlier in 2010, one charity organisation opened the Malaysia's first 'baby hatch', a place where mothers can safely and anonymously leave their unwanted child.

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