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What is a domestic violence interim protection order? What is a domestic violence protection order? What are the differences?

Domestic Violence Interim Protection Order


A domestic violence interim protection order is a temporary and urgent legal protection order that can be sought pending investigations by the police following an information to the commission of the offence involving domestic violence.

A domestic violence interim protection order will cease to have effect upon the completion of the investigations.

Domestic Violence Protection Order


A domestic violence protection order is an order that can be sought during any criminal proceedings under the Penal Code (Malay: Kanun Keseksaan) where the accused is charged with an offence committed under circumstances that falls within the definition of domestic violence.

A domestic violence protection order is good for a period, not exceeding twelve (12) months and can be extended for a further period, not exceeding twelve (12) months if the court is satisfied that such extension is necessary for your protection and personal safety.

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Last Reviewed :   January 9, 2014
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