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Legal protection for financial abuse among elderly in Malaysia

Ramli, Siti Raudhah and Fauzi, Husna and Roslan, Amirah Khadijah (2023) Legal protection for financial abuse among elderly in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 8 (3). pp. 1-12. E-ISSN 2504-8562

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ABSTRACT Elder financial abuse was claimed to be under-reported. In the literatures, there are many discussions on the elder financial abuse but there was scarcity in the discussion of elder financial abuse in legal context. This paper aims to identify the legal protection related to elder financial abuse in Malaysia. The method used in this paper is the doctrinal method and qualitative study approach based on content analysis, where the Domestic Violence Act 1994 (DVA), the Malaysian Penal Code (PC), the Contracts Act 1950 (CA) and case laws will be analysed. The results show the legal protection on the issue of elder financial abuse and the remedies available for the elderly in Malaysia. Elder financial abuse can happen in domestic violence, contract and criminal cases. The perpetrator involved could be strangers or someone with trust. The remedies available are also differ depending on the cases.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elder Abuse Financial Abuse Financial Exploitation Legal Protection Remedies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Dr. Husna Fauzi
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2023 12:42
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2023 12:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106459

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