When I was in Malaysia without fail there would be a story of rape/incest in the newspaper. Grandfather rape granddaughter, uncle rape niece, brother rape sister, woman raped in car park, outside a field, in the shopping mall toilet and all manner of vile things. The rape scene in Malaysia is atrocious, it happens so often that I am afraid we are becoming desensitized to it. I always wondered what type of human being would be able to do such acts of violence. The act of rape is not only a physical attack that has to be endured physically but it is also an attack on the soul. The body is our temple and when someone forces their way through it is a desecration of the temple. An unholy entry, vile and despicable in its act.
It has made me very very sad and angry when I read online that another man has been let off from a rape charge. Kindergarten owner, accused of raping a four year old (what the hell is happening!!!) has been released on bail. Judge calls the victims testimony “to be fantasy”. This is the nail in the coffin for me. I now understand why rape is rampant in Malaysia. It is because the justice system has failed. No one is afraid to rape as the chances of them going to jail is almost nil. You have a better chance of getting punished if you indulge in pre-marital sex between two consensual adults. Officials will actually roam the local motels to catch the couples in the act.
Here is the link to the article: Kindie owner freed of child rape, victim’s account ruled ‘fantasy’
Can you believe this line here?????
“We must not forget who is involved in this rape allegation, even if she is an adult, in which women have a tendency to exaggerate about a sexual act…”
Women.have.a.tendency.to.exaggerate??? What is this? A man has just forcefully inserted his male organ into her resisting body. She is in pain, she does not want this to happen, she hopes it is not really happening to her. She is used and abused and then discarded. I am not sure which part a woman can exaggerate about rape. Why is it that when a man is rob of his gold and material things and he reports it the police take it seriously. But when a woman is robbed of her modesty she is either seen as ‘asking for it’ or there is not enough substantial evidence to prove that the act was indeed done?
Sadly, in Malaysia I believe women are still second rate citizens. Stories like the one I have shared with you is nothing new as it happens much too often. We need to take rape seriously if we are to protect our children, sisters, mothers, and womenfolk and prevent it from happening to them. Ladies, when you are out and about please; always keep your eyes and ears open, be aware of your surroundings and stay calm if anything does happen. An opportunity will arise and when it does take it and never ever go down without a fight.
Here is a link to a post I did to bookmark one brave Malaysians account on how she narrowly escaped kidnap and rape: How not panicking can save your life. Surviving a kidnapping…and more