According to a Barisan Nasional lawmaker who state there is nothing immoral with a rape victim marrying the rapist, who even advised that some nine-year-olds were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage.
In the process of counter Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud (Amanah-Kota Raja), Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahaya state that some 12- and 15-year-old girls looked more mature than their real ages.
Shabudin told the Dewan Rakyat on 4/4/2017: “when we discuss 12- and 15-year-olds, we don’t see their physical bodies because some children aged 12 or 15, their bodies are like 18-year-old women
Some girls who gotten to puberty when they were as young as nine years old were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage added the former Syariah court judge.
As it could serve as a “remedy” to the increasing number of social problems, so there “nothing wrong” ” with a rape victim marrying the rapist. “So it’s not impossible for them to get married,” Shabudin said
The rapist and the victim should be “given a second chance to turn a new leaf in life” although he said that rape is a criminal offence
“Perhaps through marriage they can lead a healthier, better life. And the person who was raped does not necessarily have a bleak future. She will have a husband, at least, and this could serve as a remedy to growing social problems,” he said.