Spike in domestic violence cases during MCO

KUALA LUMPUR: During a pandemic, the safest place for anyone is home. Unfortunately, for women with abusive spouses, home is anything but a safe haven, more so during the Movement Control Order (MCO) when they were homebound every day.

Last month, a 40-year-old woman in Bangi, Selangor, was reportedly beaten repeatedly by her jobless husband. When the police intervened, he promised to settle their differences peacefully. But the case turned tragic when he hanged himself after stabbing his wife and father-in-law, who survived.

Win a prize this Mother's Day by subscribing to our annual plan now! T&C applies.

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Eyes on Singapore’s Covid-19 wave
Public warned of fake health product ads
Multiple reasons why mighty giants topple over
Pahang Immigration deports 60 Indonesians
Labuan MP stands firm in backing Anwar
Sarawak’s progress thanks to political stability, says DPM
Serdang Heart Centre to resume cardiothoracic surgeries
Praying for good health and year
Home is where the patriotism is
‘Getting addicted is not as straightforward as consuming a substance’

Others Also Read