Refuse abuse: Finding the power to stop domestic violence

Gaps in enforcing the Domestic Violence Act will be stopped with the introduction of an initiative to streamline the roles and responsibilities of agencies involved.

Nurhidayah Abdul Ghani, 28, was beaten to death last May by her estranged husband who was abusive throughout their 11-year marriage. She feared for her life – she had filed for divorce, made numerous police reports on her husband’s behaviour, and even received several interim protection orders (IPO). Even her mum and her sister made police reports, alarmed at the abuse Nurhidayah suffered from.

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