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Special tribunal to be set up to hear, manage sexual harassment cases, says Wan Azizah

News Summed Up 2019-12-01 05:30:00

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A special tribunal for managing and hearing cases involving sexual harassment will be set up, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pic). Dr Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, said it was part of the ministry's plan to improve the justice system involving the issue. She said the Bill, which was supposed to be tabled in Parliament this year, is expected to be tabled next year. Dr Wan Azizah said all these matters were important to ensure that existing legal barriers were resolved and that the Bill could address this issue and provide protection to the victims of sexual harassment. "The Bill is still a priority of the ministry and will be tabled as soon as possible, certainly next year," she said.