Gang rape law, heavier sodomy penalty proposed

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PARLIAMENT Gang rape and use of criminal force by a spouse are two new concepts introduced in proposed amendments to the Penal Code in a Bill tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today.

The Bill also proposes heavier penalties, up from a maximum of 20 years' imprisonment to 30 years for sexual crimes such as carnal intercourse against the order of nature (including sodomy) and incest.

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