Calling one's wife ugly may soon be considered an offense under a Malaysian law that seeks to protect a woman both physically and emotionally.
Women's Development Department director-general Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said emotional violence was a form of abuse that scars women deeply and lowers 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 media at the end of a seminar on how to curb violence against women.
The government is in the process of bringing the proposed amendment to parliament. (Hindustantimes.com, db.no)
A good way to deal with psychological abuse... or a little over the top?