Sexual harassment Bill to be tabled in December, says Siti Zailah


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will table a sexual harassment Bill before the end of the parliamentary meeting in December.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff said it would be tabled after receiving approval from the relevant agencies and Cabinet.

At a media conference held at the Parliament building on Monday (Oct 25) she said that so far from the legal aspects, there were already Acts protecting women from sexual harassment such as the Penal Code (Act 574) and Employment Act 1955 (Act 574).

Siti Zailah hoped women who were victims of sexual harassment would lodge complaints to the ministry or police so that the information given could be recorded and action taken against the perpetrators. - Bernama

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