KUANTAN – There is a drop in domestic violence cases reported in Pahang last year, at only 222 cases from 258 cases in 2014, the State Assembly was told today.
State Women and Family Development, Communications and Multimedia Committee chairman Datuk Shahaniza Shamsuddin said for the first six months of this year, 131 cases of domestic violence were reported.
She was replying a question from Sim Chong Siang (PKR-Teruntum), who wanted to know the number of reports on domestic violence that were lodged with the police.
Meanwhile, Shahaniza said victims of domestic violence could seek advice from the Social Welfare Department, the Legal Aid Bureau, the National Population and Family Development Board, as well as other related agencies or contact NUR at 15999.
Those who are abused psychologically, emotionally or mentally can also lodge police reports, she added.
She said the Social Welfare Department had gazetted three shelters for victims of domestic violence in the state.
However, she could not disclose the locations for the safety of the victims concerned. – BERNAMA