Group says jail sentence against Maria Chin a form of intimidation


Aminah Farid

The Joint Action Group says the seven-day jail sentence imposed on Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah is disproportionate and clearly unreasonable. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 26, 2022.

THE seven-day jail sentence imposed on Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah is disproportionate and clearly unreasonable, the Joint Action Group (JAG) said today.

The civil rights group said prosecuting Chin is not only oppressive and appalling, but it also serves as a form of intimidation, a consistent pattern of silencing women who have faced injustice as a result of legal and religious interpretations of the law.


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