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Where and how do I apply for a domestic violence protection order?
Combined and collaborative efforts between the Department of Social Welfare 1, Royal Malaysian Police 2 and the courts 3 are needed to provide assistance and protection to victims of domestic...
What should I do if my husband violates the domestic violence protection order? What are the penalties for breach of the protection order?
You should proceed to the nearest police station and lodge a police report about the incident. Show the police officer your protection order and provide as much information as possible about the...
What is domestic violence? What are the symptoms of domestic violence and abuse?
Domestic violence is often refers to as spousal abuse, with emphasis tended to be on women as victims, but it also includes violent and abusive acts between family members. Domestic violence,...
Who can apply for a domestic violence protection order?
You can apply for a domestic violence protection order yourself if you are experiencing violence in a family relationship. A police officer or social welfare officer from the Department of Social...
What are the legislations that apply to domestic violence cases?
The Domestic Violence Act 1994 (Act 521) (Malay: Akta Keganasan Rumah Tangga 1994 (Akta 521)) provides civil remedies for legal protection and relief to victims of domestic violence whilst...
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