SWOT ANALYSIS ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE FRAMEWORK IN MALAYSIA
The Malaysian Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 provides an opportunity to strengthen the protection of children from sexual abuse and ensure that perpetrators are held accountable for their actions. The Act establishes a legal framework for addressing sexual offences against children and provides for the prosecution of offenders, as well as the protection and support of child victims. Despite the legislative novelty, this paper identifies significant weaknesses in the Act that need to be addressed to ensure that it is effective in protecting children and ensuring perpetrators’ accountability. Using a SWOT analysis technique, this paper provides insight into the strengths and weaknesses of Act 792. The result is expected to benefit lawyers, academia, legislature, and civil society on differential perspectives in interaction with the Act.
Keywords: child sexual abuse, SWOT Analysis, Malaysia