Stalking, violence among lovers, to be included in amended Domestic Violence Act

Source: NST Online

Amendments to the Domestic Violence Act 1994 (Act 152) will be tabled in Parliament early 2017 to address wider issues of violence concerning the public. Pic taken from NST Online.

Amendments to the Domestic Violence Act 1994 (Act 152) will be tabled in Parliament early 2017 to address wider issues of violence concerning the public. Pic taken from NST Online.

PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Violence Act 1994 (Act 152) will be amended and tabled in Parliament early next year to address wider issues of violence concerning the public.

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the ministry has over the past three years, conducted engagements with various stakeholders including civil societies, legal experts, women associations and non-governmental associations (NGOs) to finalise details on the Act.

She said the amendment is crucial to suit the current situation concerning domestic violence in the country. “We want to address new types of violence and amend deterrents currently in the Act. Read more