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A woman's letter to the men of Malaysia

Aidila Razak

Published
Modified 3 Mar 2015, 7:06 am

COMMENT Dear men of Malaysia,

In 2012, a woman in Delhi was brutally raped and murdered in a bus after an evening out with a friend. Her rapist is now on death row.

The story of this young woman, Jyoti Singh, 23, resonated across the globe - and when it hogged Malaysian social media, I didn't read a single comment saying she had it coming.

Her rapist and murderer however thinks she did.

Awaiting the hangman's noose, Mukesh Singh in an BBC interview which will air this Sunday said that Jyoti, whom he and his friends took turns to savage was to blame for the injuries which led to her death.

A woman out at night had it coming, he said, and when it happened she should have just laid there instead of fighting back...

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