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Domestic Violence Cases In Selangor Continue To Rise, State Exco Urges Public To Use Hotline

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(Source: The Guardian)

The new normal we all find ourselves in looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.

With work from home now commonplace in many industries, not to mention the emergence of the new Omicron variant, people are spending more time at home than ever before.

However, one worrying consequence of this is that cases of domestic violence are also on the rise.

(Source: Miera Zulyana/Malay Mail)

In Selangor, it was revealed that a staggering 1,519 cases has been recorded in the first ten months of this year alone.

This represents a 12% increase from the whole of 2020, where 1,349 domestic violence cases were reported.

Before the pandemic struck, there were 1,159 incidences in 2019, while 951 were recorded in 2018.

The Kuala Lumpur – Selangor border on the Federal Highway. (source: Bernama)

While the uptrend should send the alarm bells ringing throughout the state, it is widely believed that the actual number…

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