Thursday, November 22, 2007

Violence against children

Yesterday morning I heard over MixFM that two teachers in Thailand had been arrested over gang raping a group of girls aged between 6 to 8 years old. Really saddens me when such things happen to little kids especially now I have a little girl. What is worse is that the crime has been committed by teachers, people whom we parents are supposed to trust to educate our children and not to harm them.

Violence against little girls is increasing at an alarming rate and the perpetrators have not been caught. Malaysians are still in shock over the Nurin Jazlin case where the little girl, 8, was abducted and one month later her body was found stuffed in a sports bag, sexually assaulted. Then there is the case where Preeshena Varshiny, 9, whose body was found sprawled on the ground floor of a guarded condominium. She was also sexually assaulted and apparently pushed of from one of the units. The sad thing is she was only left at home alone for only two hours.

Even though my little darling Arielle is still young and with us all the time, I worry about her safety in the future. The world is getting cruel and violence against children has increased. I pray and ask the Lord everyday to protect her, to lead her all the way and that she will always be in safe hands in whatever activities she joins. Arielle, Papa & Mama leave you in God’s hands always.


Shimi Lara said...

Hi Dini,Tembam here.
That is despicable what those teachers did. Please let's hope we never have such things happening here. Nurin was heart breaking enough.

A group of concerned citizens have xome togther to call for the NURIN Alert. The latest issue of TELL magazine tells you all about it. Please find out more. This one is for the children of Malaysia.

"Meesh says here ”We’ve been getting really good publicity for this issue, because of the serious issues covered in efforts to “Save the Next Child: NURIN ALERT.” If you are interested in purchasing a copy or more, please do visit all major bookstores this weekend, they should be stocking it by then.

Alternatively, if you cannot find it, contact:TELL MEDIA SDN BHD, 1, Jalan SS 7/10, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan TEL: 03-7873 7313 FAX: 03-7873 8545 or email:

Dini said...

I am glad something is being done and I hope parents will be put on alert and take care of their children well.