karate classes domestic violence MCA The PKR Advisory Council Chairperson, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail speaks during the launch of Community Alert Campaign in conjunction with the International Women’s Day 2021 celebration at the Headquarters of PKR, Petaling Jaya. PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 08 MARCH 2021
The PKR Advisory Council Chairperson, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail speaks during the launch of Community Alert Campaign in conjunction with the International Women’s Day 2021 celebration at the Headquarters of PKR, Petaling Jaya.PIX: MOHD ADZLAN / MalaysiaGazette / 08 MARCH 2021

By Shawaliah Hadir

PETALING JAYA – Domestic violence cannot be resolved with merely organising karate classes for the women.

On the contrary, according to the former Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, the problem can only be handled with the implementation and enforcement of the law.

“That (karate class) is not a solution. We can’t be fighting at home. That is an inappropriate suggestion,” said the PKR Advisory Council Chairperson during the news conference in conjunction with the International Women’s Day Celebration at the Headquarters of PKR today.

Recently, while delivering her speech during the MCA General Assembly, Heng Seai Kie, the Women’s Chief of MCA wanted the wing to organise virtual karate classes to increase the ability of the women in self-defence to avoid being victims of domestic violence.

Therefore, the MCA Women will be working with the Malaysian Karate Association and various Chinese organisations to hold the complimentary virtual karate classes from 12 until 20 March. –MalaysiaGazette