More MPs join fight for laws against sexual grooming
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is the latest among the Members of Parliament pledging their support for enacting laws against sexual grooming.
Hishammuddin, the MP for Sembrong and Defence Minister, took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram yesterday to show his support.
“Sexual grooming is wrong, let’s make it illegal,” he posted on Twitter.
He then retweeted a message “MPs united across parties against sexual grooming”, and added “Without fear or favour!”
His posts garnered over 2,000 likes and retweets in five hours.
Hishammuddin was participating in a social media initiative by R.AGE for MPs to support laws against child sexual grooming.
The R.AGE team spent over 10 months investigating online child sex predators in Malaysia for its Predator In My Phone campaign and documentary series.
The series received about 1.6 million views online and about 13,000 pledges from Malaysians supporting laws against sexual grooming.
Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen also pledged his support for the campaign on Facebook and Twitter live from Parliament yesterday despite a busy schedule.
He also called for other MPs to support the campaign.
Other MPs who have pledged their support include Rembau MP and Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Batang Sadong MP and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Nancy Shukri, and Hulu Selangor MP Datuk P. Kamalanathan who is also Deputy Minister of Education I.
Following the launch on Friday, other MPs like Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, Ampang MP Zuraida Kamarudin and Selayang MP William Leong have also lent their support to the campaign.