Concerns raised over 'inadequate' 1 year jail for repeat sexual offender

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Modified 2 Apr 2021, 9:55 am

Legal practitioners and women groups have raised concerns over the one-year jail sentence meted against a repeat offender who molested a teenager in Kelantan.

They contended that the recent Kota Bharu Magistrate’s Court sentence of one year jail against the male labourer, who has four past molest convictions, was insufficient to send a deterrent message to other potential offenders.

Among them was senior human rights lawyer Honey Tan (above) who described the sentence as “wholly inadequate”...

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