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Time For Malaysia To Decriminalise Suicide

Dr Ravivarma Rao Panirselvam, Psychiatrist, Hospital Miri Malaysia

06-Apr-23 07:45

Time For Malaysia To Decriminalise Suicide

Law minister on Tuesday announced amendments to the Mental Health Act 2001 that will decriminalise suicide attempts as currently, anyone attempting suicide can be jailed for up to one year, fined, or both. Dr. Ravivarma Rao Panirselvam, Psychiatrist at Hospital Miri Malaysia tells us why this change is much needed and how the public health service can be improved to help those in mental distress.

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Produced by: Moh Heng Ying

Presented by: Wong Shou Ning, Shazana Mokhtar


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