GEORGE TOWN: Cases of domestic violence referred to the Social Welfare Department (JKM) has shown an increase and the fact that it involves senior citizens is indeed worrying, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Rohani Abdul Karim.
However, she said the causes for the increase were still being investigated.
“The number of domestic violence cases involving victims aged 60 and above is on the rise. So, I have to find out why,” she told reporters after opening the Penang National Welfare Foundation’s Anjung Singgah complex here last night.
She said according to the 2015 statistics, a total of 667 cases of domestic violence were reported with Selangor recording the highest number with 172 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (96) and Penang (73).
For this year, she said 199 cases were reported as at March, with Selangor still leading the chart with 32 cases.