Registered nurseries must have CCTVs, Dr Wan Azizah says

Emmanuel Santa Maria Chin
Deputy Prime Minister, Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail arrives at Parliament August 16, 2018. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Closed-circuit television (CCTV) must be installed in the premises of all nurseries that are seeking to register their services, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.

She added that the requirement was not new but has been the policy all along.

“Yes it is a requirement for all registered taskas to have CCTVs installed. It is an existing requirement already,” she said, using the Malay word to refer to nurseries.

“We have to be able to monitor the areas at all times,” added Dr Wan Azizah, who is also deputy prime minister.

The ministry has announced that all government offices will open nurseries to its staff from next year.

Dr Wan Azizah then drew comparison to a recent case in Melaka, where two teachers from the Tadika PPKK Seri Bijak Bestari had their licences withdrawn by the Education Ministry.

In the incident, the teachers were caught on CCTV abusing children attending the private kindergarten

“Like for the case in Melaka, where the students were slapped until they fell down, it was all captured on CCTV.

“We must monitor these places all the time, along with periodic and surprise visits conducted by the District Welfare office who have been tasked to do so,” she added.

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