The Women’s Centre for Change (WCC), Penang is extremely concerned over the lack of enforcement of the Domestic Violence Act 1994 in Penang.
When there is an attempt to enforce a rule, the most common reaction is to politicise it and mostly along ethnic lines. Is this typical of Malaysian enforcement culture? Pro-enforcement is still wondering.
Rela’s reported move (New Straits Times, 26 June 2007) to push for a law to legitimise itself and its operations has triggered alarm bells for human rights in Malaysia.