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Women's group: Idris’ comments on child actor is 'victim-blaming'
Published:  Sep 9, 2022 7:39 AM
Updated: 8:46 AM

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) has condemned Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Idris Ahmad for saying a child actor should not have “shamed” her father and herself after she alleged that he sexually abused her.

In a statement today, the group said that Idris’ “victim-blaming” comments discourage survivors of sexual and gender-based violence from speaking up.

“These remarks from someone in a position of power and trust...

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