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Viral Video: Chold Not Wearing Seat Belt

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The child who was thrown out of a vehicle in an incident which occurred at the Road Transport Department traffic light junction here last night, was probably not secured with a seat belt, said Terengganu police chief Datuk Aidi Ismail. Aidi was commenting on a video which has gone viral on Facebook,…

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Enhance Awareness Of Education For Autistic Children

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KUALA LUMPUR – In conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged the people to enhance their awareness of early education for autistic children. Najib tweeted that every child is a national gem. “God willing, they will become contributors to national development,” he said. Najib also uploaded a…

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Lexis Hibiscus Fetes 38 Underprivileged Children

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PORT DICKSON – Thirty-eight underprivileged children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Yatim dan Miskin Wawasan Port Dickson were last night feted at a special occasion organised by Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson. The resort hotel’s assistant director of communications, Jini Sebastian said the children were also among the first to witness the lighting of the Christmas tree…

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It Was My Fault For Going Home Late, Says Chained Boy

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KUANTAN – The 10-year-old boy, who was found chained by his neck to a gas tank, said it was his fault for coming home late from a cybercafe. According to state Women and Fa­mily Development, Communi­ca­tion and Multimedia Committee chairman Datuk Shahaniza Sham­sud­din, the boy said his stepfather had never punished him that way before.…

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Father Arrested For Tying Son To Gas Tank With Steel Chain

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KUANTAN – A father tied up his 10-year-old son to a gas tank with a steel chain at a house in Indera Mahkota here. The 32-year-old father was arrested when a team from the Kuantan Police Headquarters Criminal Investigations Department entered the house after they were alerted by the public on Thursday. Kuantan police chief…

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5 Children Stung By Jellyfish At Tanjung Aru Beach

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KOTA KINABALU – Five children were stung by jellyfish in two separate incidents at the Tanjung Aru public beach. Sabah Civil Defence Department director Kol Mulliadi al-Hamdi said the children were swimming at the beach when they suddenly felt pain on their bodies. The first incident at 12.30pm involved Mohd Harish Hafsham, eight, and Nurhana…

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‘Chile Police Use Tear Gas Against Indigenous Mapuche Children During Raid’

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SANTIAGO – Chilean national police officers tear gassed several Indigenous Mapuche children during a raid in Temucuicui, Nodal reported Thursday, adding that the some of the victims fainted as a result. The police officers, known as Carabineros, carried out the raid at the G-816 School in the autonomous Indigenous community. The Carabineros have not commented…

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Teach Children in Responsibility Towards Pet Ownership

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PETALING JAYA – Children need to be instilled with the right information on being a responsible and compassionate pet owner from the tender age in order to avoid cases of pets being abandoned, said a global pet care company . Mars Petcare Country Director for Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines Ong Chiek Ming said that…

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Syrian Children In State Of ‘Toxic Stress’

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ALEPPO – Millions of Syrian children could be living in a state of “toxic stress” due to prolonged exposure to the horrors of war, aid group Save the Children says. The damage to an entire generation of children could soon become irreversible without immediate help, it adds. The stress of war has led to increased…

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Syrian Child Refugees Taught To Release Stress And Resist Recruitment

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BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The screams of a dozen Syrian and Palestinian children pierce the air of a community centre in Lebanon’s Shatila refugee camp. Yet the children are not hurt. They are yelling to express the anger and fear they feel as victims of conflict in special “peace education” classes. “We don’t hit…

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Using, And Even Just Thinking About Portable Media May Disrupt Kids’ Sleep

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Children and teens with access to tablets and smartphones at night don’t get enough sleep and are sleepier during the day, whether or not they use the devices, according to a new review. The review of 20 previous studies found kids using portable media devices around bedtime were more than twice as likely as kids…

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You Should Never Give Your Children This Cough Medicine

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There are health risks for children who are given codeine for coughs or pain. “Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened an advisory panel to consider the use of codeine specifically for suppression of cough and found little evidence of benefit,” says Dr Randall Flick, director of Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. The…

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Child Deaths Rising Among Displaced In Tawila, North Darfur

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TAWILA – Poor healthcare and lack of nutrition have led to a rise in deaths among children in the new Rwanda (B) camp in Tawila, North Darfur, over the past five months. The new nutrition official of the camp, Abdel Mahmoud Seifuldin Sharif, told radio Dabanga that food shortages and lack of health care have…

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Common Home Products That Can Harm Your Child’s Brain

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A new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives is calling for more attention to be paid to the growing evidence that exposure to many everyday common chemicals are causing harm to children’s brain development. Dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates have expressed their concern in the paper that these chemicals…

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Unhealthy Eating Habits Can Affect Children’s Behaviour, Mental Development, Says Expert

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  KUALA LUMPUR: Consuming foods containing excessive amounts of salt, sugar, fat and carbohydrate can make children either too active or too lethargic, according to a nutrition expert. Universiti Teknologi Mara senior lecturer Dr Norazmir Md Nor said children tend to enjoy eating processed foodstuffs that were usually loaded with preservatives, sugar, salt and monosodium…

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Moderate Malaysians Against Unilateral Conversion Of Children

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PETALING JAYA: Moderate Malay­sians are making a stand against the unilateral conversion of children, urging that they be allowed to hold on to their original faith until they can decide for themselves at age 18. Businessman and moderation activist Anas Zubedy said a child’s religion must be agreed on by both parents. “Unilateral conversions should…

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Rosmah Highlights Child Development During School Visit

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RIYADH: Riyadh Schools, considered an outstanding and distinguished education institution in Saudi Arabia, has expressed interest in participating in the 2016 PERMATA International Conference scheduled to take place in May. This follows a discussion here Wednesday between the wife of Malaysian prime minister and PERMATA patron Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Riyadh Schools director-general Abdullrahman…

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Slow Down Your Body’s Ageing By Having Lots Of Children

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New research suggests that the number of children a woman has could change how her body ages, leading to a rate of biological ageing. A team of researchers from Simon Fraser University, Canada, studied indigenous women from rural communities, collecting data on the number of children they had. The researchers then studied the women’s telomeres,…

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8,441 Children Missing Since 2011 Found, 338 Still Missing

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KUALA LUMPUR – Out of the total number of children aged below 18 years reported missing between 2011 and May 2015, 8,441 were eventually found but 338 are still missing. Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the number of children still missing was rather high and worrying. He had earlier launched…

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391 Child Beggars Rescued From Streets Since 2008

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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 391 children were rescued by the authorities since 2008 after they were found begging in the streets. Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Don said those rescued were below 18. “The children were placed in shelters or returned to their parents of guardians. A bond was…

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Stylish Children

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SARAH Jessica Parker says her children – James, twelve and five-year-old twins Tabitha and Marion – have their own style and are allowed to wear what they want. The ‘Sex in the City’ star says her three children – James, twelve and five-year-old twins Tabitha and Marion with Matthew Broderick – have their “own identity”…

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Parenting Tech Keeps Tabs On Children

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SAN FRANCISCO – American parents may not have the resources of the National Security Agency, but it’s not that hard for them to snoop on their smartphone-addicted kids. A booming array of gadgets are being marketed to harried parents who want to keep tabs on their children, whether they are speeding in Mom’s car or…

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Court: Sosilawati’s Children Want NRD To Issue Her Death Certificate

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KUALA LUMPUR – The five children of cosmetic millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya, who was killed in 2010, have applied for leave for a judicial review to compel the National Registration Department (NRD) to issue a death certificate for their mother. The children — Erwan Suwari Rizuwan Buhari, 28, Md Erwan Nasri, 27, Erni Erinawati Sofia,…

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Need For Safer Online Practices Among Young Children – Survey

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GEORGE TOWN – There is a need for safer online practices among young children as a large number of schoolchildren in Penang are not taking enough protective measures, reveals a survey on cyber safety in schools. DiGi’s CyberSAFE in School Programme manager Philip Ling said the survey under the National Survey 2014: CyberSAFE in Schools…

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