King’s daughter calls decriminalisation of suicide

Thursday, 10 September 2020 05:36 PM MYT
By Teh Athira Yusof


PETALING JAYA: Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Iman Afzan Al-Sultan Abdullah, in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day today, has called for suicide to be decriminalised.

Tengku Iman, a staunch mental health advocate and royal patron of Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (Miasa), said Malaysia is among the few countries in the world that still classifies attempted suicide as a crime despite significant efforts by various stakeholders to fight for the decriminalisation of suicide.

She said the country should continue setting a good example as it has shown great effort in containing and managing the Covid-19 pandemic.


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