BY ERMIZI MUHAMAD
SHAH ALAM, AUG 2, Enforcement agency under the Social Welfare Department should be trained more effectively to enhance their potential and abilitites to implement the amended law under the Domestic Violence Bill (2).
Gombak Member of Parliament, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said, it is to ensure the formation of a more dominant and harmonious family institution.
“If the ministry can give their assurance, it is not merely the amendment that we are focusing on in fact we are looking at a holistic effort to ensure its implementation and enforcement runs smoothly.
“I believe the ministry’s desire to develop a family institution will be achieved. I am sure the public will support it,” he said.
He was speaking during the debate session on Domestic Violence Bill Amendment (2) at the Dewan Rakyat last July 25.
Earlier, the Minister for the Development of Women, Family and Community, Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said, it is crucial to amend the current law to strengthen the development of family institution in the country.
Mohamed Azmin said, the current law must be streamlined to ensure its initiative can be implemented at the Federal level.
“We are not developing robots or machines. We want to develop a family institution, and to holistically change the live of a family and marriage, the responsible enforcement agencies must be given fair and appropriate resources.
“These agencies must be well trained to polish and show their potential and abilities in re-enforcing the new amendment and to provide adequate supervision for us to implement this law,” he said.
He said, the agencies include the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), One-Stop Crisis Service Centre in government hospitals, Social Welfare Department and the Attorney-General’s Chamber.
BY ERMIZI MUHAMAD