Rise in child abuse cases

According to statistics obtained from the Royal Brunei Police Force, the number of child abuse cases has risen by 23 per cent, from 43 in 2014 to 56 in 2018. The alarming rise in child abuse cases was revealed by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin during the launching of ANAK 121, a helpline for children who are suffering from abuse, exploitation and negligence, yesterday. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.