The Causes of Missing Children in Malaysia Essay
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Just imagine, why do children go missing? Why this problem arised? How to overcome it? In my presentation I will answer all the questions. First of all, lets look the definition of family. Family can be defined as the collective body of persons who live in one house, and under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children, and servant. A child to be considered as “missing” if he/she is absent from his/her place of residence wihout authority to a degree or in circumstances where the absense causes concern for safety of the child or there ia potential danger to the public.
Missing children in malaysia is not a normal issue. A total of 6452 children were reported missing since 2004 until July 2007. most of them are girls below 18 years old. Normally, the reason their missing are always related to run from home.
Only several cases involved abduct, and sexually abuse. Why this problem arised? The first causes is family problems.
Family problems can be in terms of financial problems, misunderstanding with family members, lack of intention and in search of freedom. Financial problems occured in a poor family with many children. They need moneys to survive in their life. Parents are busywith their works to get money. They do not have enough time to spend with their children. Children become alone and pressure and as a result they run from their home to get freedom. The second causes is looking for job opportunities. Most of the childrens were missing are children in the 14-17 age group as most of them would be of school going age.
They not interested in studying, so they looking for the job to gain the money thus they can buy anything they like. The third causes is influencing by their friends. Influenced by friends can give a positive and negative effects to them. Based on missing children cases, most of the children were missing because of following their lover. This is because that children feel that their lover can give them freedom and better life. It cannot be denied that the number of cases may actually be higher than what is reported because families may be embarrassed about reporting such cases.Other causes such as misunderstanding with family members, lack of intention, in search of freedom, abused at home and etc.