Pointless to outlaw marital rape due to low chance of convictions, says deputy minister

Looi Sue-Chern

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin tells Dewan Rakyat that there are no plans to criminalise marital rape due to a low chance of conviction. – The Malaysian Insight pic, October 30, 2018.

THE Pakatan Harapan government has no plans to amend the law to criminalise marital rape, its deputy minister in charge of law told the Dewan Rakyat today.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said it was difficult to prove the crime and the chances are higher that the husbands accused of raping their wives will end up walking free, he said during question time.

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  • What kind of incompetent deputy minister is this?
    If martial rape is a crime and there must be laws to protect the victims...
    Then find ways and have discussions with Tommy Thomas on how best to amend the laws to bring justice to the victims and put criminals behind bars.
    The deputy minister is a very I sensitive and callous in nature for making such a comment. Show some concern dungu!!!

    Posted 2 years ago by TTs Take

  • Another useless Muslim leader like the woman DPM.

    Posted 2 years ago by Jackal Way

  • Some laws are outdated - dont quote a white man. Be useful in this life; only then u might get to heaven.

    Posted 2 years ago by Sabah One

  • Does he approve of his father raping his mother?

    Posted 2 years ago by Sabah One

  • No need to convict. Simply empower the wife to cut the thing off, that which is causing her hurt?..

    Posted 2 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA

    • With this extraordinary power, she might have 2nd thoughts, and maybe decide to reconcile. Instead of facing a permanent loss?..

      Posted 2 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA