Justice for women via freezing of bank accounts of errant ex-husbands – Melaka Exco

MELAKA, March 21 (Bernama) — The government’s move to restrict or freeze the bank accounts of men who fail to provide maintenance for their former wives is seen as providing justice to these ill-treated women who are deprived of their right to receive alimony.

State Women’s Affairs, Family Development and Welfare Committee chairman, Datuk Kalsom Nordin said this issue should receive appropriate attention because when a divorce happened, usually the ex-wife would shoulder the responsibility of caring for and financially supporting their children.

“We see the move as a good recognition for women because in the past, the complaints from divorced women were usually on not receiving fair financial support from their former husband, resulting in these women having financial difficulties to fend for the children.”

She said this to reporters after officiating at the state-level ‘Women United in Preventing Crime’ programme in Bandar Hilir, here, today with Melaka acting police chief, Datuk Razali Abu Samah also present.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had reportedly said that the move made by the government was to ensure that women’s interests and rights were protected because divorced women generally had difficulty in obtaining alimony from the ex-husband.

In his wrapping-up speech at the UMNO General Assembly 2021 held at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur last Saturday, he said imposing direct payment of alimony to his ex-wife by a man could be made from his bank account through the move.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency