KOTA KINABALU: Sabah recorded the highest number for teen pregnancy in Malaysia, with 4,795 cases and 375 involving unmarried couples.
The state Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Hajah Jainab Datuk Seri Panglima Hj. Ahmad Ayid, said the statistic comes from the Malaysia Health Ministry resource registered with the ministry’s facility.
Jainab added that PDRM reports also shows cases for baby dumping in the country from 2011 until June this year are 435 cases alone for Sabah.
“Teenagers are an important asset for the country and we should work together in launching programmes to guide them and mould their characters and future,” she stressed.
She was speaking during the opening ceremony for the Sebening Kasih, Sejuta Harapan Melestari Keluarga Bahagia programme.
The programme held at Sepanggar Indusrial Training Institute (ILP) Hall is to increase awareness among its participants on social problems. -SayangSabah