DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MALAYSIA – EXCELLENT ADVISORY TO VICTIMS A FMT ARTICLE!

For two days we have been running our response to the whole issue of domestic violence in Malaysia and of new diabolical trends!

The support and response from stakeholders, members of the government agencies, the Police, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Women NGOs have been brilliant.

Today we have Free Malaysia Today running an excellent article on further data and information that will assist victims of this despicable acts!

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/05/12/checklist-for-survivors-of-domestic-violence-who-need-help/

Checklist for survivors of domestic violence who need help

PETALING JAYA: The recent revelation that 902 domestic violence cases were reported in the first four months of 2021 has raised concerns among activists that abuse is on the rise.

The Women’s Aid Organisation said the pandemic had worsened the issue of domestic violence, especially under the movement control order.

WAO research and advocacy officer Anis Farid said the figure was startling as the government’s “Talian Kasih” helpline only received 651 cases of domestic violence in 2018.

Anis talked to FMT about how those suffering from domestic violence can get help.

Important things to remember

Once you decide you want to get help, remember you are not alone. Keep any evidence of physical abuse, such as pictures of injuries. Tell someone what you’re experiencing. If there are children at home, help them to identify a safe place to hide. Pack an emergency bag that includes important documents, money, clothes and keep it somewhere safe.

What should you do?

There are several 24-hour lines which you can contact for help:

  • Police (999)
  • WAO Hotline (03-30008858)
  • WAO SMS or Whatsapp Line also known as TINA (0189888058)\
  • “Talian Kasih” hotline (15999) or Whatsapp (0192615999)

Save these numbers under different names to prevent your partner from discovering them.

Head to a “One Stop Crisis Centre” (OSCC) at the emergency room of any government hospital for free treatment and assistance. It is not mandatory to make a police report for domestic violence in order to get medical treatment.

You can also obtain an “Emergency Protection Order” (EPO) by calling Talian Kasih or your nearest Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat office to make sure your abuser keeps their distance.

An EPO is valid for 7 days, the next step will be to apply for an Interim Protection Order (IPO) or Protection Order (PO). You can apply for this at a police station.

Then what?

Make a police report. You can report any act or threat of violence. In your police report, write down the details of the abuse, such as what happened, when it happened (date and estimated time), where it happened, and who was involved.

It is important to remember to get a copy of the police report. If you don’t want to press charges but would like to document the incident, you can make a “cover report” instead of an “action report”.

“WAO advises a survivor to make a report because it’s good to have a paper trail and documentation just in case anything happens. It can be useful moving forward in building a case against the abuser.

“Filing a report can also help a survivor get protection orders issued, which basically functions as a restraining order,” she said.

Anis said although domestic abuse survivors and their family members could apply for IPOs at the police station it was not applicable to non-married couples.

She said one of the biggest gaps in Malaysia’s laws was that it only recognised domestic violence within the confines of marriage.

“We urge the government to amend the law to ensure non-married domestic abuse survivors are better protected.

“Overall, our legal system needs to be survivor-centered. Survivors must feel supported every step of the way from the doctors at clinics to the police officers to the lawyers and the judges.

“Don’t be afraid to seek help, you are not alone. We’re here to support and guide you.”
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MALAYSIA – ARE PERPETRATORS USING NEW TACTICS OF THREATS, INTIMIDATION, TROLLING, DEFAMING ASK MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE (Part 2)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MALAYSIA – ARE PERPETRATORS USING NEW TACTICS OF THREATS, INTIMIDATION, TROLLING, DEFAMING ASK MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE (Part 2)

Yesterday we ran cases of scandalous happenings in domestic violence cases in Malaysia where we asked if perpetrators are using new tactics of defaming victims as suffering from schizophrenia or other illness?

Today, I want to thank all those who reverted to me especially leaders of women groups, leading female media activists, former and current ministers and others confirming their support for CASSA MALAYSIA in exposing such despicable behavior and those who aid, abet and promote shenanigans masquerading as innocent and blameless?

More so, IF allegedly one’s attempt is to stifle and prevent a defendant appointing a solicitor and in filing one’s response to a misleading and fraudulent affidavit.

Than using the general line of government agencies to defame a defendant?

More so, after allegedly carrying out illegal surveillance and photo taking.

 

I am truly delighted as well that leaders of Women group’s advice victims to immediately make Police Reports and get the Police to track who these mysterious individuals are attempting to subvert the process of justice!

In some cases, it is shocking that it is done to prevent evidence been presented to the courts of a plaintiff’s or defendants adultery and other despicable behavior during the course of one’s marriage.

Sometime the alleged adultery are well documented in the handwriting of the either the Plaintiff or defendant to their lover.

It is about time that as a nation we stop such tactics and those behind them directly, indirectly or by proxies.

It is time we as a nation stand by our women who are victims of domestic violence and any process targeting them to nullify their day in court and to justice.

I want to thank friends in the government agencies especially the Police who are coming on board to assist any victims of violence or other such despicable acts.

It is about time that we also unmask those who aid such endeavors whosoever they are.

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MH370: THAT GLOBAL WHITE CONSPIRACY TARGETING A MALAYSIAN HERO PILOT SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

‘Perhaps, it is easier to lay blame on the dead because they cannot defend themselves from the well networked and financed conspiracy of vicious and malicious group of white scoundrels masquerading as politicians, aviation media experts, other forms of experts and heroes.’

 

MH370: THAT GLOBAL WHITE CONSPIRACY TARGETING A MALAYSIAN HERO PILOT SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!

‘Perhaps, it is easier to lay blame on the dead because they cannot defend themselves from the well networked and financed conspiracy of vicious and malicious group of white scoundrels masquerading as politicians, aviation media experts, other forms of experts and heroes.’

I am not going to give oxygen or a platform where an innocent man is condemned by a trial by media.

I have stated this to my colleagues and team.

But some are confused and host every ‘rubbish and fake news’ thus giving oxygen to an attack on an innocent individual, loved by family and respected by all who came into contact with him and adored and professionally respected and looked up by Malaysian Airlines pilots and crew!

And repeatedly hurting the next of kin who the same people say they care about?

The truth is as I will state in my book – that  Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a real life hero, who attempted to turn back an aircraft, after a very serious incident that compromised its air-worthiness and structural integrity!

If any other pilot was at the cockpit that aircraft would have crashed immediately after the incident as eluded by a dear friend in her book!

Worse the presence of unauthorized individual (s) on the aircraft made that task more complicated, frightful and dangerous.

We cannot stop the conspiracy tales.

Many have no life but to speculate and present theories after theories thus helping those who want confusion to reign and the truth buried!

And perhaps they pay big dollars for that!

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MALAYSIA – ARE PERPETRATORS USING NEW TACTICS BY PAINTING VICTIMS AS SUFFERING FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA ASKS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE?

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MALAYSIA – ARE PERPETRATORS USING NEW TACTICS BY PAINTING VICTIMS AS SUFFERING FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA ASKS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST PROF DR JACOB GEORGE?

There are conservative reports stating that there were a total of 2,287 cases of domestic violence in 2020.

And according to those monitoring the issue and others, who are stakeholders it is believed that the numbers are especially high during the implementation of the various movement control orders.

This was also confirmed by Malaysia’s Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.

During the same time we are advised that there were a total of 4,349 cases of child abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse, as well as 1,263 cases of sexual abuse towards women.

Basically, domestic violence refers to patterns and actions of aggressive and abusive behavior committed by one spouse or partner against the other within an intimate relationship, for the purpose of gaining power and control.

The type of abuse can take many forms – beyond being physical abuse, it is also psychological, emotional, sexual or economic abuse.

And an overwhelming majority of the victims and survivors are women.

Studies have shown that instances of domestic violence increase when families are together for extended periods of time, for example, during festive or holiday seasons.

The current lock-down and stay-at-home orders trap domestic violence survivors in the same confines as their abuser, with little options for escape.

With the pandemic raging outside, survivors also tend to believe that they are nevertheless safer at home.

But the recent dark side that is evolving is that perpetrators have become more adventurous and daring.

There are recent cases where the perpetrators of the violence against women include the mother-in-laws and next of kin.

In other cases it is bizarre to unravel that there are attempts to paint the victim  as suffering from schizophrenia?

This is done allegedly using private health facilities and in one case, just after one visit!

Instead of using present facilities within government hospitals and facilitating a process of comprehensive investigation before defaming one, just allegedly to get control of the children of the marriage and assets?

In one case the victim had made over 7 Police reports.

The victim had managed to secure both the EPO and later the IPO from the courts with government assistance.

Despite this, she was being threatened, trolled, and photographed by third parties acting on behalf of the perpetrator.

There was also an attack on the victim’s brother and damage to his vehicle as the perpetrator had confronted him seeking the whereabouts of the victim.

In this case alone questions are being raised why there was no arrest of the alleged perpetrators of the violence?

There is an active MCO and what was he doing in Selangor, away from his home state?

The Police may need to look into this in view of the assault Police Report!

After all there were over 7 Police reports in this case.

Medical reports of the injuries of the victim were also in the possession of the Police.

There are also allegations that now the legal process is been manipulated and abused during a time of the MCO with short service of court documents frustrating an opportunity for the victim to be professionally represented by solicitors.

In view of all these allegations, CASSA MALAYSIA appeals to the Malaysia’s Women, Family and Community Development Ministry, the Home Ministry and NGO’s representing Women to assist victims of such cases.

CASSA MALAYSIA will also seek the help and assistance of SUHAKAM, the Home Minister and the newly minted IGP in this matter.

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IT IS TIME TO REVISIT IF MALAYSIA MY SECOND HOME IS ABUSED BY THE NEW COLONIALS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMER ADVOCATE PROF DR JACOB GEORGE.

‘Thanks to the pandemic and the flak received from these ‘new colonists’ in ASEAN countries, it is time to immediately freeze if not terminate all together the MM2H project for good!’

 IT IS TIME TO REVISIT IF MALAYSIA MY SECOND HOME IS ABUSED BY THE NEW COLONIALS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD CONSUMER ADVOCATE PROF DR JACOB GEORGE.

Instead of relying on locals married to foreigners and the new colonials views serious audits and question must be raised on the 2002 abused program call – Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H)!

The mantra then was this would be a boom for foreign property sales then claimed ingeniously by those brokers that it can rake in billions in foreign exchange into the country.

Let us be honest and serious – did it?

I was among those who were glad that MM2H, was suspended in March last year following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

I had then voiced out in diplomatic and government circles at the highest levels that this should provide the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac), the Home Ministry to comprehensively review and re-evaluate MM2H whether it was a false front or one that was much needed in Malaysia.

I had stated our closed jurisdictions were then giving an excellent opportunity to carry out this in-depth review whether this project was seriously benefiting the country and its people?

It provided also an opportunity to look at the applicants and their backgrounds, the countries they emerge from their in-depth history, earnings, bank records, security bio-metrics and their real motivations in subscribing to this project.

Locals with vested interest should stop falsely claiming that MM2H has indeed been a boom for Malaysia.

Interestingly, the abuse we suffered when the borders were closed from those who were making ASEAN destinations their playground with their superior currency has strengthen the call to freeze MM2H and pave a way for strict review!

It would be also foolish to claim that MM2H had brought RM40.6bil into Malaysia, with more than RM600mil coming in just from MM2H property purchases in 2018.

If there is any truth in that what is the current projections post Covid 19?

It is also plain stupidity to claim that just because our economy so desperately financial infusion we should blindly open the barn gates!

Let us also stop that baloney that foreigners who often have a choice of where to spend their retirement years but purposefully choose Malaysia, reflects serious endorsement of what Malaysia has to offer – certain future, peace and stability.

I am sure the Home Office has enough statistics and data and the real reasons why this is happening.

The last thing we need is a new form of foreign colonization or “settler colonization!”

Already there are massive adverts where promoters are encouraging Westerners to escape the high costs of living in their home countries by seeking refuge in developing nations instead.

The result – these acts can drive up the cost of living in countries where locals earn a much lower wage compared to their expat counterparts.

It exploits locals who earn a comparatively low wage to their foreign counterparts, and drives up the cost of living for people who actually live in Malaysia!

Advertisements which describes that expats can live comfortably for example in Penang island for as low as US$1,500 (RM6,156) per month is a classic give-a-way!

Thanks to the pandemic and the flak received from these ‘new colonists’ in ASEAN countries, it is time to immediately freeze if not terminate all together the MM2H project for good!

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