Tag: Rape_Statute_Marital

Citizens Against Rape Press Statement

Recently, de facto law minister Nancy Shukri highlighted that the definition of rape will be broadened and tabled at the next Parliamentary sitting. Mentioning that the Attorney-General’s Chambers were in the process of finalising the process, Shukri also raised that non-penile methods of sexual penetration are being considered in the amendments. The Citizens Against Rape…

Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) Statement on Marital Rape

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is deeply disappointed by the de facto Law Minister, Nancy Shukri’s statement yesterday that the government has decided not to criminalise marital rape. Currently, Section 375 of the Penal Code contains an exception that states that sexual intercourse by a man with his wife is not rape.…

AWAM’s Press Statement on Statutory Rape

KUALA LUMPUR, 13th May 2015 – The All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) would like to express our great disappointment in the Malaysian legal system for failing to understand the importance of punishing perpetrators of child sexual abuse by allowing a man convicted of rape to walk free from the crime he committed. AWAM condemns the…

Women do not owe their husbands sex

KUALA LUMPUR, April 29th 2015 – Last week, Damansara Utama DAP Assemblyperson Yeo Bee Yin, along with AWAM, launched a digital rape awareness campaign with the tagline ‘No Excuse to Rape’. Since then, there has been widespread debate on the topic, the most heated comments being directed at the issue of marital rape, which includes…

Joint Press Release

24 SEPTEMBER 2002 We the following women’s organisations are deeply disturbed by the grounds for acquittal of Razali Pilen given by the Kuala Lumpur’s Sessions Court Judge, Mohd Saman Mohd Ramli on 24.09.2002. The learned judge had highlighted these facts: • that both women did not push Razali away or scream; • there was no…

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