Deputy PM says Malaysia can learn from Thailand on caring for neglected children


Malaysia’s Deputy PM Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has been visiting Thailand and says that her government can learn something from the methods implemented in Thailand to tackle the issue of neglected children and babies and those without citizenships.

Bernama news agency quotes Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, as saying Malaysia was attracted by the commitment of the Thai government in ensuring their predicaments were appropriately championed.

‘’I visited the Thai Red Cross Children’s Home and was attracted with the concern of the Thai government in ensuring the children and babies get the appropriate attention so that their basic needs such as education and health are met.’’

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Wan Azizah arrived in Bangkok on Friday for her first visit to Thailand after being appointed to the cabinet following the change of government in Malaysia following the general elections in May last year.

Wan Azizah paid a courtesy call on Thai PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Government House and attend a bilateral meeting with her counterpart Gen Chatchai Sarikulya. She was also scheduled to have a roundtable discussion session with 30 Thai businessmen who are members of Federation of Thai Industries, virtual launch of ‘7 MLD Reclamation Water Treatment Plant’, a joint venture project between Ranhill Holdings (Malaysia) and Amata Water (Thailand) in Amata City Industrial Estate, Rayong, Thailand; and a visit to Or Tor Kor Market run by Thai Marketing Organisation for Farmers.


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