Senior Citizens Bill to take into account punishments for irresponsible adult children

Published on 15 Mar 2023 1:32:26 PM

The Senior Citizens Bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament next year to provide, among others, provisions for legal action and punishments for adult children who refuse to be responsible for their parents, the Dewan Rakyat was told on Wed (March 15).

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Aiman Athirah Sabu said the introduction of the new law was aimed at protecting senior citizens in Malaysia and also as preparation for the country to become an ageing nation by 2030.