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Child Act 2001 (Act 611) What is Section 33?

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Section 33 Child Act 2001

Offence to Ieave child without reasonable supervision 

s33. Any person who, being a parent or a guardian or a person for the time being having the care of a child, leaves that child— 

(a) without making reasonable provision for the supervision and care of the child; 

(b) for a period which is unreasonable having regard to all the circumstances; or 

(c) under conditions which are unreasonable having regard to all the circumstances, commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not  exceeding RM20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both, and to perform community 

What is Child Act 2001 in Malaysia?

An Act to consolidate and amend the laws relating to the care, protection and rehabilitation of children and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

Who is a child under the Child Act 2001?

(e) The Child Act 2001 [Act 611] defines a “child” as a person under the age of eighteen years. (f) In relation to criminal proceedings, section 82 of the Penal Code [Act 374] stipulates the minimum age of criminal responsibility is ten years old.
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answered on Apr 17, 2022 at 14:28
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Nota :

The above act on Parental / Guardian Legal Responsibilities was only enacted in 2020 which means it does not affect Sam Ke Ting's case (against the parents of those 8 victims) which occurred in Feb 18th 2017.
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