Article Source: Vulcanpost.com
As a modern Malaysian that is in tune with politics, once in a while, politicians occasionally say something that makes you go “…what?”
We live in a society post #metoo, that is becoming more and more aware that certain things should not be said or that certain gender stereotypes need to stop being applied. Either that, or some of these statements seem to show a profound disconnect with the common man.
In no particular order, some of the darndest things Malaysian politicians have said this year include:
1. Shabudin Yahya: Rape victims can marry their rapists so that their future isn’t so bleak.
According to the Tasek Gelugor MP, girls aged 9 to 12 are “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage.
He said this while debating the Child S3xual Offences Bill in early April, debating a suggestion to spell out the invalidity of child marriages.
“They reach puberty at the age of 9 or 12 and at that time, the physical state of their body is already akin to those 18 years of age. For a wife who was raped, if she can marry (the rapist) she would not go through such a bleak future.”
“At least she has someone who can become her husband. So, this will be a remedy for social problems,”
He explains further by stating that a s3xual offender might change and repent, which is better than having unrepentant offenders. He thinks that marriage can be “an exit clause to the problem”.