411 suicide attempts since first MCO, says ministry

Chan Kok Leong Ragananthini Vethasalam Mohd Farhan Darwis

Numerous suicide attempts and domestic violence have been reported since the start of the MCO and to help those affected, the ministry has set up three hotlines. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 20, 2021.

THERE were 411 reported suicide attempts between March 2020 and August 2021, said the ministry of women, family and community development.

“There were 190 suicide attempts between March and December 2020; and 221 between January and August 2021,” said the ministry in a written reply to Parliament today.

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