Putrajaya must be serious over ‘sex offenders registry’

Source: FMT News

Association of Women Lawyers says knee-jerk reactions not enough, as two cases in past 7 months highlight urgent need to monitor movement of such criminals.

The Association of Women Lawyers' (AWL) President Goh Siu Lin. Pic taken from FMT News.

The Association of Women Lawyers’ (AWL) President Goh Siu Lin. Pic taken from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: The Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) wants more consistency in the government’s commitment towards the establishment of a sex offender registry.

Calling any efforts or statements out of Putrajaya currently as mere knee-jerk reactions to issues in the media, AWL said two cases in the past seven months highlight the more urgent attention that is required on the matter.

“So far, the government’s responses appear to be knee jerk reactions to issues in the media with an ‘international’ flavour to it.

“First, it was Richard Huckle whose conviction last June in the UK sparked off the sexual grooming laws and now, Malaysian Selva Kumar Subbiah’s imminent deportation from Canada has revived discussions on the need for a sexual offender registry,” AWL president Goh Siu Lin said in a statement. Read more