The toddler was believed to be bitten by other children in an isolation room when they were left without adult supervision.
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The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) said it’ll divert the child abuse case in a daycare to the police to conduct investigations.
Its minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said she was informed that a suspect has been detained to help with investigations and she’ll wait for further action from the police, Astro Awani reported.
She added that the daycare is registered so it’ll be easier for them to take proper action.
The victim was allegedly a year and a month old and was bitten by other children in the daycare’s isolation room. It was alleged that no adults were supervising the children in the room at the time of the incident.
On Saturday, KPWKM reportedly issued a reminder notice and instructed the daycare to temporarily close.
Nancy said the ministry has taken the responsibility to ensure the registered daycare operators follow the terms under Child Care Centre Act 1984 to ease the detection of any cases that occur on their premises.
We have prepared a guideline for staff and strengthened the terms they should follow. From time to time, we will see what else is needed to improve daycare conditions.Womens minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri
Previously, a mother El Ameera alleged on Facebook that her toddler daughter was abused in a new daycare that they had enrolled her in.
Her daughter, Maryam, was left in an isolation room with a few other children and these children were sometimes left without adult supervision.
It was believed that Maryam was attacked by the other children in the same room when they were left unsupervised.
Maryam suffered injuries behind her ears, cheeks, and back of her palms and a bite mark on her right arm.
El Ameera has since lodged a police report and took her daughter for medical attention at a hospital.