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BN MP: Marriage after rape a remedy for 'social problems'

Zikri Kamarulzaman  |  Published:  |  Modified:

PARLIAMENT | Marriage between a rape victim and the rapist was a possible remedy for social problems, a BN lawmaker told the Dewan Rakyat today.

Shabudin Yahya (BN-Tasek Gelugor) said while rape was a crime, the law does not prevent a rape victim from marrying the attacker.

He said marriage may even lead to the rapist repenting and it would be good for the victim to have a husband.

"Maybe with the marriage, (the man) can lead a different life that is better. And the wife who was raped, if she can get married she will not go through an uncertain future.

"At least she has a husband... this is a remedy to social problems," said Shabudin.

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