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Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) welcomes the government’s commitment to make stalking a crime, and to table the policy paper in Cabinet this year.
This announcement was made by Datuk Wira Mas Ermieyati, de-facto Deputy Minister of Law, in a meeting with stakeholders in Parliament held last week.
The meeting was attended by government agencies including the Attorney General’s Chamber, the Royal Malaysia Police, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, and the Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister’s Department.
During the meeting, stalking survivors shared their experiences – including how they were unprotected due to gaps in existing law.
Until the law is amended, stalking survivors will continue to be left without adequate protection.
We thus urge the government to follow through on this commitment to make stalking an offence without further delay. We also call on Members of Parliament to continue providing oversight on this effort.
We look forward to continue working with the government and policymakers to get this done.
About Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)
Since 1982, Women’s Aid Organisation has provided free shelter, counselling, and crisis support to women and children who experience abuse. We help women and their children rebuild their lives, after surviving domestic violence, rape, trafficking, and other atrocities. Learning from women’s experiences, we advocate to improve public policies and shift public mindsets. Together, we change lives.
Call the WAO Hotline at 03 3000 8858 or SMS/Whatsapp TINA at 018 988 8058 if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse. For more information, visit wao.org.my.
For more information, please contact:
Rusni Tajari, Senior Advocacy Officer
email@example.com / 013 380 2287