MCA Youth criticises Siti Zailah for domestic abuse video


PETALING JAYA: Deputy Women and Family Development Minister Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff faced backlash for her advice on domestic relationships, including criticism from MCA Youth.

Its chief Nicole Wong (pic) said the deputy minister’s underlying message was not right, as it suggested that women need to be accepting of their husband’s abusive behaviour.

“I am sorry to say this, but Siti Zailah isn’t fit to become the deputy minister of the ministry.

“To be quiet towards a husband’s abusive behaviour? This is utterly unacceptable!” she tweeted on Saturday (April 11).

Siti Zailah had on Thursday (April 9) posted a video on Facebook on how to ease tensions and avoid violence in the family.

She shared three tips to do so, which were being appreciative, showing forgiveness and being religious.

The deputy minister also urged that victims of domestic abuse contact her ministry’s Talian Kasih hotline should they need help.

Her video clip had drawn brickbats from women activists such as Sisters in Islam, who said the video had an “underlying tone” that women should accept and forgive their partners’ abusive behaviour.

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