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411 suicide attempts from March 2020 till Aug this year, Dewan Rakyat told

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 attempts

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Lebanon Repeals Law Allowing Rapists To Walk Free If They Marry Their Victims

Thursday, 17 August 2017 :Lebanon’s Parliament on Wednesday repealed a law that had allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they married their victims. Jordan and Tunisia recently abolished similar provisions. “It’s an enormous victory for women’s rights in Lebanon,” Bassam Khawaja, a Lebanon researcher at Human Rights Watch, told HuffPost. …

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