A new act to protect the welfare of senior citizens

The output from the Prevent Elder Abuse and negleCt initiativE (PEACE), UM Grand Challenge Research Grant has generated awareness on the issue of elder abuse and neglect (EAN) to the stakeholders (international community, policymaker, government agency, healthcare and local community) via mass media and community engagement activities. 

Based on our findings, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, has announced the need of a new act to protect the welfare of the senior citizens from neglect and abuse and the draft of the new act to be ready by mid-2021.

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