Abstract—The increasing cases of outrageous acts of dumping new-born babies and fetuses in Malaysia recently alarming the Malaysian to take serious attention in handling this matter. This research was about youngsters’ perception on baby dumping issue. Out of 7,535 populations at four selected schools at the area of Bakar Arang State Assembly under Sungai Petani Parliamentar y, Kedah, 400 students were selected as respondents. In this study, simple random sampling was used. This research used Descriptive Statistic and Pearson Correlation for data analysis purposes. Data were collected from July until October 2010. Three hypotheses were tested and accepted. The result indicates that there were positive relationship between awareness towards consequences of free sex, knowledge on sex education and religious belief towards baby dumping cases. The significant of this study was awareness creation on consequences of having free sex among youngsters as well as parents and school administration and also inclusive of religious bodies /agencies in taking seriously on the impact of this issue towards our social development in global era. Conclusion/Recommendations: The recommendations were made to the parties concerned in this issue in order to find the best so lution in curbin g this problem.
Index Terms—Baby dumping, teen, awareness, sex education, religious belief.
N. Noordin, Z. Zakari, and Z. H. Hussin are with Faculty of Administrative Science & Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, P. O Box 187, Merbok, Kedah, Malaysia.
M. Z. H. M. Sawal is with Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, P. O Box 187, 08400 Merbok, Kedah, Malaysia.
K. Ngah is with Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Pulau Pinang.
Cite: Nazni Noordin, Zaherawati Zakaria, Mohd Zool Hilmie Mohamed Sawal, Zaliha Hj Hussin, Kamarudin Ngah, and Jennifah Nordin , "The Voice of Youngsters on Baby Dumping Issues in Malaysia ," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 66 -72, 2012.