Domestic Violence Laws in Malaysia
With the Domestic Violence Act 1994, domestic violence is no longer a private matter but a societal concern. It is a crime under the Penal Code. (Malaysian women’s organisations lobbied for almost a decade before the Domestic Violence Act was passed in 1994.)
Domestic Violence Act
- Akta 521 – Akta Keganasan Rumah Tangga 1994 (dikemaskini dan mengandungi semua pindaan setakat 2012)
- Akta A1538 – Akta Keganasan Rumah Tangga (Pindaan) 2017
- Act 521 – Domestic Violence Act 1994 (updated and incorporating all amendments as at 2012)
- Act A1538 – Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2017
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