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Emergency leaves sexual harassment victims vulnerable as new law delayed

The suspension of Parliament due to the emergency declaration has left sexual harassment victims vulnerable as MPs are now unable to debate or approve a bill to criminalise the offence.

There are also concerns about the plight of domestic violence victims, who are now trapped again with their abusers due to the movement control order (MCO) being implemented in five states and three federal territories.

The situation is such that some, who are against the emergency, are open to Putrajaya advising the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to enact emergency ordinances if they would give better protection to victims in the interim...

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