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Minister denies rapist can escape prosecution by marrying minor victim
Published:  Apr 5, 2017 6:27 AM
Updated: Apr 6, 2017 12:54 AM

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Azalina Othman Said has denied that a rapist can escape prosecution by marrying a girl aged below 16 years.

"The law stipulates that sexual intercourse with a child below 16 years old, with or without the child's consent, will be catogorised as rape," Azalina said in a statement today.

Her statement came following BN Tasek Gelugor MP Shabudin Yahaya's statement to Parliament that marriage between a rape victim and her rapist was a social remedy and the law did not prevent them from getting married...

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