The Roles of the Enforcement Agency in Curbing the Issue of Minor Beggars in Malaysia


Shaik Ali, Muhamad Ilyas and Hassan, Hasliza and Abenoh, Nazrul‘Aini and Rahmat, Siti Munirah and Nadarajan, Ravindran (2019) The Roles of the Enforcement Agency in Curbing the Issue of Minor Beggars in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Law Government and International Studies, 26-27 Nov 2019, Thistle, Johor, Malaysia.

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A current trend emerging together with the modernization of Malaysia is minor beggars. The number of minor beggars has a significant raise in our society. Although the act of begging is condemned at the international level, such an act still can attract sympathy from the public. There are two types of minor begging, which are forced begging and voluntary begging. The problem of minor beggars became extravagating in the society where serious action and comprehensive initiative need to be taken in curbing this problem. This study aims to discuss the position of enforcement agencies available in Malaysia in curbing the issue of minor beggars. This research is using a qualitative method. As such, we gather all the required and related secondary information, such as statutes, law-related books, articles, and journals. It can be concluded that although enforcement agencies such as the Department of Social Welfare have played their role in curbing the issue of minor beggars, the involvement and cooperation of various agencies also are required to make their approaches more effective. Synergy and uniformity in terms of enforcement are needed to combat the issue of minor beggars effectively and efficiently.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Begging, minor beggar, enforcement agency
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV697-4959 Protection, assistance and relief > HV4480-4630 Mendicancy. Vagabondism. Tramps. Homelessness
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 07:04
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 07:04


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