Telling your wife she's not pretty may soon be an offence

From: (Polar Bear)
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 03:41:00 GMT
Subject: Telling your wife she's not pretty may soon be an offence

Winn nagging be made an offence, LOL

Wed, May 27, 2009


KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA: A husband telling his wife that she is no longer pretty
in an attempt to humiliate her can be classified as an emotional violence
offence if amendments are made to the Domestic Violence Act (DVA)1994.

The plan is to amend the DVA for the inclusion of a clause on emotional violence
against women.

Currently, they are only protected only against physical abuse, Women's
Development Department director-general Datuk Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said.
She said on Wednesday that the aim for proposing the amendment was to safeguard
women both physically and emotionally.

Dr Noorul said emotional violence was a form of abuse that would deeply scar a
woman and lower their self-esteem, dignity and self-confidence.

It could be a case where her husband tells his wife she is ugly or humiliates
her until she feels emotionally pressured,? she told reporters at the end of a
seminar on how to curb violence against women at Wisma Wanita here.

She added they were in the process of bringing the proposed amendments to
State Community development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun
closed the seminar organised by Sabah Women?s Affairs Department.

Azizah, in her speech, said that there was a need for the law to protect
emotional violence against women.

Azizah said there were a total of 99 cases of violence against women in Sabah in
the first quarter of 2009 compared to 220 cases during the same period last year
which was reported to the police.

From: adrian chin
Date: 28 May 2009 13:43:38 +0800
Local: Thurs, May 28 2009 1:43 pm
Subject: Re: Telling your wife she's not pretty may soon be an offence

I hope they don't include telling my wife that she's fat. I better start
collecting and keeping before and after marriage photos now, lest I end
up in court for uttering that she's fat now.

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