MELAKA (Bernama) – The ‘Sahabat Bijak’ campaign to protect and keep children safe against crime will be held at five more local primary schools this year following its launch yesterday.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the campaign would also focus on the dangers of cyber bullying and children’s vulnerability.
“The campaign will also target parents and the public, to enhance their awareness on the dilemma and their responsibility in ensuring the safety of their children or custodians.
“It will be expanded to other schools nationwide next year,” she told reporters after launching the campaign at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Cheng.
The ministry is assisted by various agencies including the Royal Malaysian Police, Education Department, National Population and Family Development Board, Health Department and National Anti-drug Agency.
On revelations that Malaysian girls were being wooed to join militant groups purportedly on a ‘jihad’ mission, Rohani issued a caution.
“Don’t be misled into thinking that it is ‘jihad’. Is it jihad if you are going to war but not to defend your country?” she asked.
Yesterday, Bukit Aman Counter Terrorism principal assistant director SACDatuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said militant groups were trying to recruit girls including students via Facebook because they could be easily misled.