Protect Rape Victims, NOT Rapists!

Have you ever wondered how and why the rich and powerful get away with crime? Google HERE provides 294,000 links to many sites that demonstrate much injustice seen all over the world. What is more alarming is IF and WHEN the powers that be seem to be the ones building an impregnable wall of protection around offenders, especially rapists!!

In criminal law, rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, by one person against another person without that person’s consent. It is common knowledge that rape is one of the most under-reported violent crime (the highest dark figure) due to the high discrepancy between statistics for rapes committed and rapes reported.

Rape is frightening and traumatizing and rape victims need care, comfort, and support as they go through the process of recovery. Sometimes, they may never get over the ordeal! Rapists HAVE to pay for it regardless of their status in society and must never ever be allowed to do it again, no matter how much they can pretend to a parole board/counsellor.

Rape is about abuse of power and not sex per se. A rapist uses actual force or violence either physically or via threats to take control over another human being to make the victim succumb to his animal desires. The fact is clear – rape is a crime and it matters not if the rapist is stranger, a date, an acquaintance, a family member or in this case, an employer.

This week, Rocky Bru, Sakmongkol and Another Brick in the Wall blogged about the alleged rape of an Indonesian maid by a Cabinet minister in 2007. The maid sent documents or some form of documentary evidence to the US embassy and other embassies. A non-governmental organization’s press release on the rape can be accessed HERE.

Three years have passed and what is the outcome of investigations (if any)? Do check out Sakmongkol’s post on this case. Has there been any rebuttal or denial? It has been three years and we know nothing as yet safe for what the aforementioned bloggers wrote in their respective sites.

Is there a disturbing trend?

A search on similar alleged cases revealed some interesting facts and figures. The FreeAnwar website HERE reported that Ustaz Taib Azzamuden Mohd Taib (now the Member of Parliament for Baling, Kedah and one-time Grand Imam of the National Mosque) revealed a “BIG SECRET” which was a list of names of Federal Ministers and Chief Ministers implicated in sexual misconduct. This disclosure was made in response to the challenge by Zam (Zainuddin Maidin), Muhammad Mohd Taib, Khalil Yaakob, and Muhyiddin Yassin to come clean and reveal what he knew.

Zainuddin Maidin is remembered for his Al-Jazeera interview about the Bersih rally held in Kuala Lumpur where at the 2:18 section of the video clip he makes his statement about “erection in Malaysia”. You can watch the video clip AT THIS LINK. You can see what happened during the Bersih rally AT THIS LINK.

You HAVE to visit THIS SITE to be reminded of how it has been EIGHT YEARS and the allegations have not been refuted or denied. Were any investigations carried out in response to that disclosure? Who was taken to task? Who faced disciplinary action? Who lost their Cabinet positions or status?