Groups welcome Vulnerable Adults bill but concerned that financial abuse not covered

The new law will also accord protection to whistle-blowers and professionals to encourage people to help vulnerable adults. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Various groups in Singapore have welcomed the Vulnerable Adults Bill, which was passed in Parliament last week, although some flagged concerns that it did not protect against financial abuse.

The Bill, which was passed more than three years after it was first mooted, allows the Government to step in and protect seniors and people with disabilities from abuse and neglect. Among other things, it protects vulnerable adults from physical, emotional or psychological abuse.

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