Mourners take part in a candlelight ceremony in Tamar on January 13, 2018, for a five-year-old girl who died from abuse suffered at the hands of her parents.  Photo: Handout Mourners take part in a candlelight ceremony in Tamar on January 13, 2018, for a five-year-old girl who died from abuse suffered at the hands of her parents.  Photo: Handout
Mourners take part in a candlelight ceremony in Tamar on January 13, 2018, for a five-year-old girl who died from abuse suffered at the hands of her parents. Photo: Handout

Letters | Hong Kong is failing its children with lack of mandatory abuse reporting laws

  • Ill-treatment and sexual abuse of children are criminal offences in Hong Kong, but the city lacks dedicated legislation on child abuse seen in other countries
  • It should not take another premature and brutal death of a child before any new legislation or system is put in place to prevent child abuse

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Mourners take part in a candlelight ceremony in Tamar on January 13, 2018, for a five-year-old girl who died from abuse suffered at the hands of her parents.  Photo: Handout Mourners take part in a candlelight ceremony in Tamar on January 13, 2018, for a five-year-old girl who died from abuse suffered at the hands of her parents.  Photo: Handout
Mourners take part in a candlelight ceremony in Tamar on January 13, 2018, for a five-year-old girl who died from abuse suffered at the hands of her parents. Photo: Handout
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