PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today inaugurated a special court to handle sexual crimes against children, the first such court in Southeast Asia.
The existence of the court would help expedite cases related to sexual crimes against children, he said at the inauguration at the Palace of Justice here.
He said the court would focus on cases such as pornography, child grooming and child sexual assault in accordance with the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 which would be enforced soon, and the first case was expected to be heard by the court on July 4.
Najib suggested that special Standard Operating Procedures be drawn up soon to handle cases of sexual offences against children.
“The special guidelines to be developed should meet the needs and requirements of child witnesses and be in accordance with the best practices in other countries,” he said. – Bernama