KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 411 suicide attempts has been recorded since the movement control order (MCO) was enforced in March last year, says the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.
The ministry said based on data from the Home Ministry, there were 190 suicide attempts from March until December last year, and another 221 from January to August this year.
In a parliamentary written reply dated Sept 20 (Monday), the ministry, through the Welfare Department (JKM), has handled a total of 1,578 domestic abuse cases across the country since March last year, involving 1,432 women and 146 men.
The figure was provided in response to Su Keong Siong (PH-Kampar), who asked the ministry to state figures and statistics in regards to suicide attemptsRead More »
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