PUTRAJAYA: Victims of domestic violence have been advised to go to hospital and obtain a medical report immediately on their condition, if they come across police officers who refuse to accept their reports on the grounds that it is “a family affair”.
“The (medical) report from the hospital can then be used so that the police cannot refuse to accept their report,” said Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rina. Harun. (photo) mentioned.
The Department of Social Welfare would meanwhile issue an emergency protective order to separate the couple in the event of abuse, she told reporters after the launch of a book titled Kit Bang Wanita here on Monday (March 28).
She had been asked to comment on grievances from a group of victims of domestic abuse who claimed police staff refused to accept their reports because they were family matters.
Rina said her ministry would also address the issue during engagement sessions with the Home Office.
“We are aware that there is a unit of the Sexuality, Women and Children Investigation Division (D11) which falls under the Home Office. We will include it in future discussions,” she said. declared.
On Kit Bang WanitaRina said the book contains 34 true stories based on the experiences of agency clients under her ministry with a common narrative aimed at rekindling the spirit and motivation of women who have gone through difficult times.
Published with the cooperation of the Ministry, Social Institute Malaysia and Akademi Bonda Nor, the book is available in selected bookstores at the promotional price of RM35. – Bernama