‘13,272 children have reportedly been raped in
Malaysia between 2010 to May 2017, and 2,089 children were rapped in Johor. In
total, 22,134 children were sexually abused from 2010 until May 2017 and most
of the victims were girls.’ Said Women, Family, and Community Development
Minister Rohani Abdul Karim.
cases growth rapidly in Malaysia, there will be one to two rape cases occur in
almost every month.
August 2017, a pregnant 19 year old girl and her sister 14 year old raped by
her father, uncle, and grandfather repeatedly in Sarawak. This unbelievable case
unexpectedly occurred in Malaysia and people were shocked.
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only. Source: NST & Informa
For their inhumanity act, they tried in court and
sentenced to 335 years in jail. According to the
state Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah,
the 19 year old teenage is at a rehabilitation centre for young unwed mothers
in Taman Seri Putra, Telaga Air. Meanwhile, her sister was sent to a children’s
Therefore, 8 September 2017, a 36 year
old Malay man sexually abused and sodomising her daughter over 600 times and
became a habit. He also sodomising her at a hotel room in Mecca, they were
performing the Umrah pilgrimage.
The Star reported he pleaded guilty to
623 charges of sexually abusing and sodomising his daughter. Aimi Syazwani, a
deputy public prosecutor said he faces a prison sentence of over 12,000 years.
Malaysiakini reported, the man was
charged with 30 counts of committing physical sexual assault against his
daughter between July 11 and July 20 in 2017 and charged under Section 14 and
16 of the Sexual Offences against Children Act, the man can face up to 20 years
in jail and whipping. Furthermore, he was also charged under Section 31(1)(a)
and 31(1)(b) under the Child Act for sexual abuse committed against his
daughter between January 1 to July 20 2017, which carries a maximum jail
sentence of 20 years or a fine, or both. The man was also charged with raping
the victim under Section 376A of the Penal Code on July 21. He can face a
maximum 30-year jail sentence and whipping if found guilty. The 150 sodomy
charges under Section 377C of the Penal Code read as saw him purportedly
sodomising his daughter between January and March this year.
Sexual abuse cases didn’t stop occurring
in Malaysia. 22 January 2018, a caretaker of a welfare home in Ampang Jaya who
got arrested and is believed to have sexually abused underprivileged and orphan
girls. This 55 year old man suspected of taking nude photos and molesting girls
which aged between 10 and 12, while they were changing clothes or taking bath.
Both Selangor and Kuala Lumpur police investigate him under Section 14 of the
Sexual Offences against Children Act. This suspect is currently under remand
for seven days to facilitate investigations.
To avoid these kind of inhumanity cases
in Malaysia, Najib said the government planned to establish a special court to
hear child sexual crime cases. The Prime Minister said the Special Criminal
Court would be different from the existing Children’s Court which only handled
cases where the criminal offenders were children. He said it was hoped that the
Child Sexual Offences Bill 2017 would receive the support of all MPs because it
was the responsibility of all parties regardless of political affiliation.
These cases are just only the tip of the
iceberg, there are still a tons of rape cases/ sexual abuse cases haven’t been
report or mentioned.
If you think you are in the same
situation as these victims please do not hesitate to call the nearest police
station and the Talian Kasih 15999 hotline to seek for help. If people around
you or children come to you for help please do not be afraid to lend your hand
to them. You might can save a children life and future.