Ilmu Seks: How to get more Malays to talk openly about sex

Source: Malay Mail Online

(From left to right) Shayne Wyatt, Mischa Selamat, Herinza and Mussy Del C pose for a picture after an interview with Malay Mail in Kuala Lumpur. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa via Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 — Medical graduate Shayne Wyatt, 24, first had sex a few years ago and it was also when he caught a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

For a month, he was in pain as he visited several general practitioners, even undergoing the uncomfortable procedure of a colonoscopy — an examination where a probe with camera is inserted into the anal cavity.

And yet, he was misdiagnosed as suffering from a haemorrhoid.

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#MeToo goes global but is Malaysia ready for it?

Source: The Malaysian Insight

THANKS to the power of the internet, the #MeToo movement has spread globally and in Malaysia, it has resonated with many, prompting people to speak up about their experiences of being sexually harassed or assaulted.

One of them is a 26-year-old Muslim man of mixed ethnicity, who asked to be identified as Peter. Standing 180cm tall, he comes across as a decisive person, but hides a dark secret.

Peter was sexually harassed when he was 15. In the years since then, until speaking out because of #MeToo, his mind would shut off whenever he the incident returns.

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Sexual abuse: Parents must get kids to speak up, says NGO

Source: FMT News

Shelter chairman says sexually abused children, if left unattended, will grow up confused and develop hostile behaviour. Pic from FMT News.

Shelter chairman says sexually abused children, if left unattended, will grow up confused and develop hostile behaviour. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia should create a safe environment where children can inform adults if they are being sexually abused, says an NGO.

Shelter Home for Children chairman Vincent Pee said there should be an environment where children feel at ease to tell their parents if they are abused sexually without having to fear being judged or condemned.

“Children should be able to talk to their parents when something happens to them, especially if it is something as serious as sexual abuse,” Pee told FMT.

Responding to the issue of child sexual abuse, Pee said if sexually abused children are left unattended, they will continue to be confused and develop hostile behaviour.

“When the children don’t have the right channels to seek help and tell any responsible adults that they are being abused, they will be left confused and it will cause more damage down the road.” Read more

Baby dumping in Malaysia, the unending tragedy — Dr John Theo

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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Dr John Teo is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist.

JANUARY 23 — An average of 100 babies are dumped nationwide in Malaysia every year with more than half of them found dead according to Police statistics.

The media quoted the Minister of Women, Family and Community development in January 2016 that out of the 104 babies dumped in 2015, 61 were found dead and only 43 alive.

In 2014, 75 were found dead and only 28 alive and in 2013, 58 were found dead and only 32 alive.

Another police statistics from the earlier years had shown 407 babies were dumped nationwide from 2005 to 2010 averaging about 80 per year with Selangor, Johor and Sabah being the 3 states with the highest cases recorded.

The recorded cases must be the tip of the iceberg with every case found and recorded, many may be buried or thrown into the abyss and never be found. Read more

Teo: Sex education should begin in pre-school

Source: FMT News

The MP said sex can no longer remain a taboo subject given the number of stories behind the shocking statistics. Pic from FMT News.

The Kulai MP said sex can no longer remain a taboo subject given the number of stories behind the shocking statistics. Pic from FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: The shocking stories behind statistics were proof enough that Malaysia needs to introduce comprehensive sex education without delay, said Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching in a statement.

“Sex education should begin in pre-school,” she added.

The MP was commenting on the government’s efforts to battle sex crimes against children.

Teo cautioned against sex remaining a taboo subject.

“The children need to be protected,” she stressed.

She pointed out that many countries, especially the developed ones, have introduced sex education. Read more