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Decriminalising Suicide Attempts in Malaysia

Anita Abu Bakar, Founder & President, Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA)

02-Jan-20 14:00

Decriminalising Suicide Attempts in Malaysia

In what many are saying is a long overdue move, the Malaysian government is planning to amend the Penal Code, to decriminalise suicide attempts. We discuss this welcome plan, and look at other mechanisms that can be put in place to address the mental health issues behind suicide attempts. If you need emotional support, you can call Befrienders at 603-79568145 or email sam@befrienders.org.my. 

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs, Lim Sue Ann, Sharmilla Ganesan


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