A man was recently arrested for assaulting his wife at their home in Taman Mesra, Penang
The man was angered by the woman and started acting aggressively.
According to the police, he punched her body before shoving her to the ground.
Seberang Perai Utara district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor told the Malay daily, "The man stepped on the wife's stomach and kicked her several times. He then choked her and threatened to kill her."
"During the incident, the victim's 13-year-old daughter came to help, but she was slapped by the father. Her sibling then ran out to ask a neighbour for help," he added.
Noorzainy also said that a neighbour managed to stop the fight and the suspect left the home soon after.
The victim has filed a police report against the man and the case is currently under investigation
It will be probed under Section 323 of the Penal Code and Section 18 of the Domestic Violence Act 1994.
Harian Metro also reported that the man tested negative for drugs and no weapons were used on the wife.
Noorzainy noted that the couple have been married for 13 years and the victim said that the husband has been assaulting her quite often lately, due to disagreements.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
If you or anyone you know may be at risk of domestic violence, please call these Malaysian hotlines:
1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
24-hour | Contact: +603-79563488 | SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058 | Website | Facebook | Twitter
2. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)
Weekdays (9.30am - 4.30pm) | Contact: +603-78770224 | WhatsApp: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221 | Email: [email protected] | Website | Facebook | Twitter
3. WOMEN'S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)
Weekdays (9am - 5pm) | Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340 | WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4390698 | Email: [email protected] | Website | Facebook | Twitter
4. TALIAN KASIH
24-hour | Contact: 15999 | WhatsApp: +6019-2615999 | Email: [email protected] | Website | Facebook
5. TELENISA LEGAL AID CLINIC
Weekdays (8am - 10pm) | Contact: +6011-23701006 | WhatsApp: +6011-23701006 | Email: [email protected] | Facebook | Twitter