Advantages And Disadvantages Of Filial Piety Law In Malaysia

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Filial piety law is a law that enforce obligation of a person, usually the adult children to take care of their parents. In some country, they have constituted this kind of law and the adult children will get penalties if they fail to fulfil the seniors’ citizen needs. Even though filial piety law is a good alternatives to protect the senior citizen, there still have criticism that regards to this matter. Some would agree, but some would not. Malaysia, a country that is well known as Eastern cultures is one of the country does not emphasised this kind of law. As a Malaysian, I want to express my view on why filial piety law should be implemented in Malaysia. This is because, young adult nowadays are too busy with their lives, they also seem to ignore their parents’ welfare and needs, and also because of other developing countries have already implemented this law. One of the reasons why we should implement filial piety law in Malaysia is because young adults are too busy with their own lives. Young adults’ age is around 19 to 30 years old. During the age, they have their own life. Some are busy with their study, their careers and some have their own kids too. According to L.M. Chin, there have been an increasing number of old folks. In 1991, the number of senior citizen was 1.03 million. In 2005, the number of old folk is expected to increase up to 9.9% of total population in 2020 (The Malaysian Bar, 2007). In Malaysia, we always heard from newspaper the story of senior

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