Law And Morality Essay

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The relationship between morality and law Morality comes from one 's own culture and religion. It right and wrong are based on one 's own conscience and they are not punished even if they are wrong. On the contrary, the law is formulated by the state and whether or not a person makes mistakes can be measured by law. If the offender is found guilty, the offender must be punished according to the law. Some important ethical behaviours that people frequently make mistakes will be enacted as laws. The state can control people 's behaviour through law and maintain the peace and order of the country. The ethical status is profoundly in rooted in Malaysian society. (Shamrahayu, 2005) Abandoning baby is very immoral. Children must be protected and cultivated. Children have the right to be able to…show more content…
Or some young people such as secondary or college students had a sexual relationship then accidentally pregnant. In order to avoid being known by their parents, discriminated by society and because of their inability to raise children, so they decided to abandon their baby. Even though morality does not allow us to abandoned children and people still know that it is wrong, but them against their conscience and continue to abandon their children. In order to protect children, to prevent the problem of abandoned babies, let people know that abandoned babies is wrong. Malaysia 's criminal law section 317 mentions the parents who attempting to give up the child who under the age of 12 will be punishable with imprisonment of up to seven years or a fine or both. (-, 2015) According to Child Act section 31, all cases of abandonment of infants are now subject to a maximum fine of RM20,000 or 10-year sentence or both. If a baby is dead, the police can be investigated through the attempted murder of article 302B of the criminal law and the longest term can reach 20 years. Even if it is illegal to abandon a baby and needs legal and moral
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