Do you know any 12 or 13-year-old girls?
Well, they giggle all the time and use words like 'OMG'. They usually can't decide what clothes to wear when going out, or what food to eat in a food court. They change their minds all the time.
When they go to movies, they can only watch movies rated 'U' on their own. Any movie rated 'PG13' they will need to be accompanied by parents before they are allowed to be in cinemas.
As for movies rated '18', forget it, they are not allowed to be anywhere near.
Even the film censorship board in Malaysia won't trust a 12 or 13-year-old to decide on their own what they can watch in a cinema.
That's what they are - kids.
In the recent statutory rape cases, obviously, these 12, 13-year-olds were coerced into having sex with an adult.
That's why the crime is called statutory rape to protect the minors.
Whether with the minors' consent or not, it is still a crime, taking into account that the kids are not mature enough to make the right decision, just like going to a movie.
It is a shock to me then not one, but two rapists who took advantage of kids are left roaming the street in our country.
What are the judges trying to tell us?
It is fine to rape young girls as long as you coerced them for their consent? Remember all these kids are not allowed even to be watching movies rated '18'.
Our judges should have more common sense and show sympathy to the victims, not criminals.
On the verge of celebrating our independence after 55 years, it is sad to see that even our movie censorship board has more sense than our judges.
Make me wonder what we have really learnt over the past 55 years.