During the Penang state government’s International Women’s Day 2021 campaign, state executive councillor for social development Chong Eng brought up a suggestion to establish a family court in Malaysia, to better address cases of domestic violence.
BFM discusses with senior lawyer Honey Tan the roles that a family court would have, and then speak with a survivor of domestic violence about what it was like for her to navigate the legal proceedings.
Finally, BFM talks to Sharmila Sekaran of Voice of the Children about the impact of domestic violence on children.
Produced by Tasha Fusil, Loo Juosie and Azlyna Mohd Noor
Presented by Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan
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