SIS is appalled at the suggestion by PAS MP, YB Khairuddin Aman that the solution to the high percentage of underage rape, which is a shocking 52%, is marriage. As a Member of Parliament, it is shocking that YB Khairuddin would undermine the severity and emotional trauma experienced by victims of underage rape cases. His statement, which suggests that underage rape cases are mostly cases of ‘suka sama suka’ is both irresponsible and misleading as rape can never be consensual even if an underage girl does not explicitly say no, thus the term ‘statutory rape’. >> Read More
According to Section 375 of the Penal Code, sexual act is defined as statutory rape when a victim under the age of 16 is unable to understand the nature and consequences of that to which she gives consent.