By MUGUNTAN VANAR
The amendments will include a clause on emotional violence against women who are currently only protected against physical abuse.
She said emotional violence was a form of abuse that would scar women deeply and lower their self-esteem, dignity and self-confidence.
“It could be a case when a husband tells his wife she is ugly or humiliates her until she feels emotionally pressured,” she told reporters at the end of a seminar on how to curb violence against women at Wisma Wanita here yesterday.
She added that they were in the process of bringing the proposed amendments to Parliament.
State Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun, who closed the seminar organised by the Sabah Women’s Affairs Department, said in her speech that there was a need for the law to protect emotional violence against women.
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