Some Malaysians “are highly educated and in well-paying jobs but can’t even call to check on their parents”, according an operator of an elder-care home. Photo: Shutterstock

It’s Chinese New Year, but elder abuse means some Malaysians are alone and neglected

  • Studies show close to 1 in 10 elders are abused in urban communities in the country, which is set to have an ageing population by 2020
  • The government is considering a law to protect neglected parents, but says an in-depth study is needed first
Topic |   Malaysia

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Some Malaysians “are highly educated and in well-paying jobs but can’t even call to check on their parents”, according an operator of an elder-care home. Photo: Shutterstock
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