Mengapa sukar jadikan ‘rogol dalam perkahwinan’ sebagai jenayah

Sumber: FMT News

Ahli Parlimen Seputeh berkata itu sebabnya Kanun Keseksaan meliputi perbuatan itu sebagai kesalahan suami mencederakan isteri dengan tujuan melakukan seks. Gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

Ahli Parlimen Seputeh berkata itu sebabnya Kanun Keseksaan meliputi perbuatan itu sebagai kesalahan suami mencederakan isteri dengan tujuan melakukan seks. Gambar dipetik dari FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Ahli Parlimen Seputeh Teresa Kok berkata sukar untuk frasa “rogol dalam perkahwinan” digunakan sebagai terma undang-undang dan untuk dihujahkan di mahkamah.

Katanya, kali pertama beliau tahu mengenai kesukaran itu ialah ketika menjadi ahli Jawatankuasa Pemilih Semakan Kanun Keseksaan dan Kanun Prosedur Jenayah.

“Kami dapati agak sukar meletakkan terma rogol dalam perkahwinan dalam undang-undang. Itu sebabnya ia menyatakan tindakan suami mencederakan isterinya dengan tujuan melakukan seks adalah kesalahan di bawah Seksyen 375A Kanun Keseksaan,” katanya.

Kok berkata sukar untuk membuktikan rogol dalam perkahwinan bila ia berlaku.

“Bagaimana hendak membuktikan ia rogol dalam perkahwinan? Sangat sukar untuk menggambarkan dan berhujah di mahkamah dan sebab itu kami letak ia di bawah 375A di mana hukuman penjara boleh dikenakan hingga 5 tahun.

“Secara tidak langsung ia meliputi insiden keganasan termasuk rogol dalam perkahwinan,” katanya kepada FMT.

Beliau berkata demikian sebagai respons kepada gesaan Pertubuhan Bantuan Wanita (WAO) supaya rogol dalam perkahwinan dikategorikan sebagai jenayah. Read more

Hadi’s Bill opens doors for disproportionate punishments, constitutional expert says

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Professor Datuk Shad Saleem Faruqi speaks at the forum 'Sejauh mana anda memahami hudud' at the PAUM Club House in Kuala Lumpur February 12, 2017. — Picture by Boo Su-Lyn

Professor Datuk Shad Saleem Faruqi speaks at the forum ‘Sejauh mana anda memahami hudud’ at the PAUM Club House in Kuala Lumpur February 12, 2017. — Picture by Boo Su-Lyn

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — A private member’s Bill to enhance Shariah punishments will enable excessive sentences for religious offences that mostly victimless and non-violent, Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi said today.

The constitutional expert said the Bill by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang will also allow penalties for Shariah offences that are harsher than even punishments for heavier crimes in the civil system.

“Punishment must be proportionate to the offence committed,” the University of Malaya’s emeritus professor of law said in a forum on understanding the Islamic penal code of hudud organised by Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

“You’re going to have penalties of 100 lashes, RM100,000 fine, or 30 years’ jail for offences that are in some cases are purely victimless crimes. Some of Shariah crimes are victimless crimes — a person drinks, doesn’t pray, doesn’t fast — there is no clear harm to public order and national security.

“In Criminal Procedure Code, Penal Code, the offences are much lesser for much bigger offences,” Shad said. Read more

Inquest a must when death takes place in lock-up, says lawyer

Pic from FMT News

Pic from FMT News

Source: FMT News

PETALING JAYA: An inquiry must be held before a coroner as the death of S Bala Murugan took place when he was under police custody, a lawyer said.

M Visvanathan said Section 334 of the Criminal Procedure Code was clear that an inquest must be held whenever a person dies while under police custody, in a mental home or in prison.

“It is expressly provided in law and pursuant to a court practice directive that a senior Sessions Court judge must lead the inquiry,” he said.

Visvanathan said this in response to reports that police would only conduct investigations into the death of Bala but were silent about asking the court to hold an inquest.

“The police could not merely investigate the death in a lock-up and ignore the need for an inquest,” he said, adding that the officer-in-charge at the police station where the person had died must report the case to the nearest court.

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Hakim salah hukum perogol 110 sebatan, kata peguam

Sumber: FMT News

Undang-undang menyatakan perogol hanya boleh menerima maksimum 24 sebatan apabila disabitkan bagi 2 atau lebih kesalahan berlainan, kata Ramkarpal Singh.

PETALING JAYA: Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen bersalah apabila mengarahkan seorang lelaki disebat 110 kali bagi 12 pertuduhan penderaan seksual terhadap anak perempuannya yang berusia 16 tahun, kata peguam, sambil menambah ia tidak diperuntukkan dalam undang-undang.

Ramkarpal Singh berkata Seksyen 288 Kanun Prosedur Jenayah (CPC) hanya membenarkan mahkamah mengenakan maksimum 24 sebatan bagi pesalah dewasa.

“Hakim menyalahgunakan undang-undang dalam memerintahkan tertuduh disebat 110 kali,” katanya kepada FMT.

Beliau berkata Seksyen 288 (5) Kanun Tatacara Jenayah menyatakan 24 sebatan boleh diperintahkan kepada orang dewasa dan 10 sebatan kepada pesalah muda apabila disabitkan dalam satu perbicaraan bagi 2 atau lebih bagi kesalahan yang berbeza. Read more

NSC Act in contempt of King’s powers, says ex-RMAF man

Source: FMT News

Former Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) officer Lt Col (Rtd) Mohamad Daud Sulaiman says it is not right to empower the council to command the military. Pic taken from FMT News.

Former Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) officer Lt Col (Rtd) Mohamad Daud Sulaiman says it is not right to empower the council to command the military. Pic taken from FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: Some parts of the National Security Council (NSC) Act are in contempt of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s powers, a former air force officer said today.

Former Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) officer Lt Col (Rtd) Mohamad Daud Sulaiman said: “That is contempt of the institution, an insult.

He was speaking at the Civil Society Conference on National Security here on Wednesday.

Commenting on the impact of the NSC on the military forces, he said it was clearly stated in the Federal Constitution that the King and the Conference of Rulers were in charge of the military.

“If we look at the provisions (in the NSC), it uses a lot of military terms and this is very dangerous,” Daud said.

He said part four of the NSC says the King does not have operational command of the military.

He said this was posted on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the NSC’s official website. Read more

Remove repressive amendments to CPC, says Suaram

Source: FMT News

SUARAM says one amendment will restrict bail for all offences under Section 124 of the Penal Code.

SUARAM says one amendment will restrict bail for all offences under Section 124 of the Penal Code.

KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) threaten to undermine human rights and will lead to more detentions of dissenters, says local civil rights NGO Suaram.

Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy said today the proposed amendments to the CPC, expected to be tabled in the May sitting of Parliament includes a shocking amendment that would restrict bail for all offences under Section 124 of the Penal Code.

He said: “Section 124 has been invoked countless times in 2015 against civil activists and politicians during the #KitaLawan rallies and subsequently invoked against media such as the Malaysian Insider earlier this year.”

“It is self-evident that the Government of Malaysia has chosen to crack down on dissenters through Section 124.”

Sevan pointed to the use of the law to arrest and investigate civil activists, politicians and journalists, and said the amendments would make arrests such as that of Khairuddin Abu Bakar and Matthias Chang a more common occurrence.

He called it an attempt to revive the powers of the now-defunct Internal Security Act 1960.

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Zaid fails in court bid to drop charge of making offensive speech against Najib

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim today failed in a preliminary objection to drop the charge brought against him for making offensive remark in a speech which called on Datuk Seri Najib Razak to resign as Prime Minister.

The case is set to be heard on June 20.

Sessions Court Judge Balqis Aini Mohd Ali set the date after rejecting the preliminary objection submitted on Jan 22 by Zaid’s counsel M. Puravalen. Read more

SOSMA Must Not be Misused to Silence Critics of 1MDB – Malaysian Bar Council

PRESS RELEASE

steven thiru-icon prezThe Malaysian Bar is perturbed by the arrest and detention of Dato’ Sri Khairuddin Abu Hassan (“Dato’ Sri Khairuddin”), a politician and vocal critic of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (“1MDB”).

Dato’ Sri Khairuddin was arrested by the police on 18 September 2015 and remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code (“CPC”) for six days.  It has been reported that the police initially alleged that he had committed an offence under Section 124C of the Penal Code (attempt to commit activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy) because he had lodged reports with the law enforcement authorities in Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Singapore and Hong Kong on the alleged financial impropriety relating to 1MDB.[1]  Prior to his arrest, he had been barred by the Department of Immigration, without reason, from travelling outside Malaysia.[2]  It has also been reported that he was scheduled to travel to New York for a meeting with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.[3] Read more