Adjust budgets for nursery: Hannah Yeoh

PETALING JAYA: Government agencies should review their spending if they face obstacles to set up a child nursery (taska) at their respective workplaces targeted for next year, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh.

She said some agencies claimed they were having difficulty to set up the facility due to financial constraints.

“They will always tell us they don't have the budget, but we tell them to look into the existing budget, how they can cut it (make adjustments) to ensure that a nursery becomes a priority,” she told reporters after attending an event here today.

“If they have the money to organise an open house (festive celebration), they also can consider to channel it for a child nursery”.

She also said that the ministry was looking into ways to encourage registration of babysitters in an effort to address childcare issues in the country.

The media highlighted the shocking case of five-month-old Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi who was found dead in a freezer at his babysitter's house on July 3. — Bernama

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