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 Welfare can also make an application on your behalf.
In the case of a child below the age of 18 years or an incapacitated adult who is incapable of filling in a complaint, an application for a domestic violence protection order can be made by:
- the parent
- person responsible for the case of such child or incapacitated adult, as the case may be
- by a police officer or
- a welfare officer from the Department of Social Welfare (Malay: Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat).
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