Parents vent anger online over paedophile's exploits

A handout picture released by the British National Crime Agency on June 1, 2016 shows a custody picture of Richard Huckle who admitted a string of charges of sexual crimes against children in Kuala Lumpur and whose sentencing hearing began in London on June 1, 2016.
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PETALING JAYA: Outraged Malaysian parents have taken to Facebook to condemn Richard Huckle (pic).

Many described painfully graphic punishments and other tortures not fit to print that they wished could be inflicted on the 30-year-old.

Wan Royaha Wan Hussein was dismayed over Huckle's desire to be a foster parent in order to have a continuous supply of children to abuse.

"So that you can molest the kids as and when you like. You are a devil in disguise! Hell to you," said the mother.

Bridge Lai, a mother of two, was heartbroken over the plight of the young ones that Huckle abused, and called him a shrewd master manipulator who cheated both adults and children alike.

Ganes Thangasamy, a father of two, was puzzled as to why more information was not disclosed to the Malaysian authorities.

"I wonder why the Aussies never informed the Royal Malaysian Police!" he said.

Serena Siew Ming Lye also questioned why the Australian police tipped off the British authorities about Huckle's return to his homeland instead of working directly with the Malaysian police.

Family matriarchs such as Datin Christie Gonzales were horrified that his paedophile activities went unnoticed over seven years.

"Children he raped grew up before his eyes. Downright evil! Pitiable children. So vulnerable," she said.

In a sentiment shared by many, Asha Katte also called for Huckle's extradition.

"Should be sent back to Malaysia and get death penalty," she said.

Iylia Juhaida Jamaluddin echoed the idea: "Crimes against innocent Malaysian children and he should face punishment here."

Lynn Mason reminded parents to keep a close eye on their children, adding that "I sincerely hope that some of the focus will go towards caring for all of his victims".

Businesswoman Lauren Ashley, 46, when interviewed, said she hoped that voluntary organisations in Malaysia would enforce a stringent screening process before accepting any volunteers.

Mahani Mohamad, 50, is aware that screening applicants is a standard procedure when accepting volunteers in organisations within the country.

"However, at times, there is a need to listen to our gut feelings and pay attention to telltale signs that appear," she said.

Puteri Isyatur Radhiyah, 42, feels children are the best judge.

"If they are not happy with the situation they are in, we should not disregard their feelings," said the mother of five.