The Melaka Department of Social Welfare (JKM) has uncovered an unregistered childcare center (taska) caring for a 12-month-old baby boy who suddenly lost consciousness. The center, located in Pertam Jaya, was operating unlawfully without the required license.
Unlicensed daycare now probed
As a result, JKM took legal action, including seizing the premises, and provided the operator with 21 days to obtain certification for the center’s resumption. This action was taken under Section 6(1) of the Child Care Center Act 1984, involving unregistered childcare centers.
The daycare center had recently relocated and begun operating at the premises in August. Authorities have urged parents to thoroughly vet daycare centers before sending their children.