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Shabudin: Media took child marriage, rape comments out of context

The BN lawmaker under fire for making controversial remarks about child marriage and rape has blamed the media, claiming his words were taken out of context.

Tasek Gelugor MP Shabudin Yahaya said he was "disappointed and shocked" that the media reported his debate "in an inaccurate manner".

"It gave the impression that I encouraged sexual crimes, and supported marriage between rapists and their victims," Shabudin said in a statement today.

He said a report by The Star Online which highlighted his remark about girls aged between nine and 12 being allowed to wed, was an extreme example, and rare among Muslims...

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