Tag: statutory rape
However, Sabah Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Jainab Ahmad Ayid says having 3 court systems - civil court, shariah court and native court - complicates the matter.
Vell Paari says branch chairman was heard asking a woman to let him have sex with her underaged daughter, while admitting to having slept with SPM students.
Kulai MP says it made it sound like child marriages are the solution in such cases of statutory rape.
Woman, who married when she was 16, says she endures physical and emotional abuse every day from husband who has not had a proper job in 20 years of marriage.
Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching says appeal by man, 20, to police that he will marry pregnant 13-year-old girlfriend, is why law banning child marriages is essential.
Deputy minister says in cases of statutory rape, many parents withdrew their police reports later because their child and the rapist liked each other and they were married off.
Tasek Gelugor MP also laughs off the protest by a group of voters in his constituency yesterday, saying there were Muslims who did not understand Islamic law.
Society should not underplay the enormity of the crime of statutory rape by allowing or encouraging marriage to the perpetrator, says Joint Action Group for Gender Equality.
Mahdzir says Education Ministry views the case seriously, but up to state education department to conduct investigation.
She says in police report that two boys, aged 14 and 15, dragged her into the room and raped her.
It is hoped that she has the political will to keep her promise to intervene in cases of rapists marrying their underage victims.
Pasir Puteh lawmaker says there are 16-year-old teenagers who are lusty and want to have sex.
Wan Ji Wan Hussin disputes PAS’s logic and posits that if marriage could solve the problem of rape, then so many married persons would not be involved in rape.