The normally crowded streets of Kuala Lumpur are empty during the national lockdown, but cases of domestic violence are increasing behind closed doors. Photo: DPA

In Malaysia, domestic violence spikes amid lockdown to slow coronavirus infections

  • Women’s rights groups are reporting a substantial increase in calls for help as workers are forced to stay home, running low on food and income
  • The government has been called to take more substantive action to support women, especially as the lockdown has been extended until the end of April
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The normally crowded streets of Kuala Lumpur are empty during the national lockdown, but cases of domestic violence are increasing behind closed doors. Photo: DPA
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