Elderly Rights Protection in Malaysian Legislation

(Perlindungan Hak Warga Emas dalam Perundangan di Malaysia)

  • Hasiah Mat Salleh Faculty of Islamic Studies, Kolej Universiti Islam Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah.
  • Mohd. Norhusairi Mat Hussin Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya
  • Raihanah Hj Abdullah Academy of Islamic Studies, Universiti of Malaya.

Abstract

The elderly are vulnerable people who need to be protected and protected due to their immense contributions to religion and the country. But today, urbanisation, career and education have made these people marginalised and neglected. Cases of abuse are also frequently displayed in the masses and print media as a result of the increasing population of Malaysian and world elders. This study aims to look at the protection of senior citizens in national legislation to examine the extent to which senior citizens' rights are protected. The research is conducted using qualitative approach through the study of extinction and thermally analyzed. The results show that the existing legislation protects the rights of senior citizens in general but has not been comprehensive in meeting the rights of senior citizens. Therefore it is necessary for an amendment to the existing legislation or the drafting of legislation specifically for senior citizens to be done to meet the requirements.

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Published
2022-01-02
How to Cite
MAT SALLEH, Hasiah; MAT HUSSIN, Mohd. Norhusairi; HJ ABDULLAH, Raihanah. Elderly Rights Protection in Malaysian Legislation. Kanun: Jurnal Undang-undang Malaysia, [S.l.], v. 34, n. 1, p. 1-22, jan. 2022. ISSN 2682-8057. Available at: <http://jurnal.dbp.my/index.php/Kanun/article/view/8233>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.37052/kanun.34(1)no1.