Thursday, May 28, 2009

Calling wife ugly illegal in Malaysia

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. (,

A good way to deal with psychological abuse... or a little over the top?

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