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Minister: The Ministry of Women and Family seriously considers the increase in the number of IP addresses sharing child pornography in Malaysia

Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun speaks during the National Perikatan Convention 2022 at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS), Serdang. August 27, 2022. — Photo by Devan Manuel

Sunday Sep 04, 2022 7:38 PM MYT

PUTRAJAYA, September 4 – Minister for Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun, has said that her ministry is seriously considering the increase in the number of registered IP addresses in the country suspected of sharing pornography childish.

She said the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) had discovered that 106,764 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses had been registered since 2017 until August this year, which was a worrying figure and that her ministry was carrying out an awareness campaign. with children.

“My ministry views this trend as an unhealthy development, especially since it involves a vulnerable group since exposure to child pornography leads to sexual addiction, which can eventually lead to other sexual problems,” a- she said at a press conference after the launch of a campaign against cybercrime. sex crimes against children here today.

She added that her ministry is using the campaign as an initiative to help and guide children, parents and the community in dealing with the current challenges posed by cybercrime.

The campaign has five main goals: to increase children’s understanding of the wise and safe use of social media, to highlight the dangers of unsupervised social media, and to educate parents and the public about children’s social media use. .

Sharing the statistics of sexual offenses involving children, Rina said that since January to June, the police received 47 cases of gang rape, unnatural sex (95 cases), incest (127 cases), obscenity (438 cases) and 641 rape cases.

Rina said her ministry has implemented various efforts, including the establishment of the Integrated Action Committee on Handling Children’s Online Problems on June 15, 2021, empowerment of counseling services in 108 social welfare offices in district and community empowerment by appointing 299 protection assistants in the area of ​​social protection. Department.

She added that her ministry is organizing the first-ever two-day Children’s Conference starting tomorrow, which will be attended by the Representative Councils of Children of Malaysia (MPKK) nationwide to represent the voice of children in the country. — Bernama