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Talian Kasih 15999 now a toll-free service

The Talian Kasih 15999 is now a toll-free number under Malaysia Emergency Response Services (MERS) 999, a statement from the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) said yesterday. It added that the calling party will not be charged if

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KPWKM focusing on Sexual Harassment Bill

PUTRAJAYA: The introduction of a law on sexual harassment and recognising social work as a profession will be among the priorities of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) in 2020. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan

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Yeoh: ‘Safe and Unsafe Touch’ campaign has positive impact on children

The “Safe and Unsafe Touch” campaign, featured in five one-minute videos in collaboration with Google, has a positive impact on children from becoming victims of sexual crimes, the Senate was informed. Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh

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Yeoh: Anger, drug addiction main causes of domestic violence

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said that anger, misunderstandings and drug addiction were the leading causes of domestic violence. She said that based on the statistics this year, anger was the main cause of

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Hannah: Effort intensify to register OKU with JKM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will intensify efforts to encourage parents and guardians to register their children or disabled family members with the Social Welfare (JKM) Department through the “Jom Daftar” programme. Its deputy minister Hannah

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Yeoh: About 200 nurseries to be set up next year

PUTRAJAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will set up about 200 nurseries next year, targetting hospitals and police stations, said its deputy minister Hannah Yeoh. “The focus is on both locations as majority of the nurses and female

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DPM: Crisis centre for sexual assault victims to be improved

KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is in the process of improving the guidelines for One-Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) to ensure victims of sexual crimes or domestic violence receive a comprehensive help. At the same time, Deputy

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DPM: Govt working on decriminalising suicide attempts

SERENDAH: The government is evaluating and discussing with relevant quarters to review the need for decriminalising suicide, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister,

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Yeoh: Claims that women abuse maternity leave is poppycock

PUTRAJAYA: The thought that women will abuse their maternity leave by spending it on holiday is a just a myth, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh. She said the maternity leave for mothers was to ensure

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DPM: Lack of social workers affecting plans to deal with social problems

KUALA LUMPUR: Shortage of social workers is one of the factors contributing to inefficiency in addressing social problems in the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said that there is an acute shortage

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