Orphaned and Unfortunate: The systemic rot and the ill-fated victims (Part 3)

A video documentary dissecting Malaysia’s muddled strategy in caring for its orphans and the plight of those on the receiving end of a policy lacking joined-up thinking.

Zaidi Azmi
30 May 2022 11:00am

SHAH ALAM - In order to care for its orphaned children, Malaysia has its own government orphanages.

It is called ‘Rumah Kanak-Kanak’ in Malay and Children’s Home in English.

It is an institution supposed to care for orphaned children and provide a healthy physical, emotional, and mental growth within a harmonious family environment.

However, that hasn’t always been the case.

(This is the final part of ‘Orphaned and Unfortunate’ – a three-part series highlighting the cracks in Malaysia’s welfare policies for its parentless children and the tale of those who had to reap the inevitable price of something they did not sow.) The journalist is a grant recipient of Internews Europe’s Investigative Journalism Story Grant sponsored by the European Commission. This series is part of Internews’ Community Voices – Suara Masyarakat project.

This publication/story was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Internews and do not necessarily reflect the view of the European Union.

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