NGOs want govt to monitor convicted serial rapist

Source: The Sundaily

PETALING JAYA: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) want the authorities to put in place a monitoring system for convicted serial rapist Selva Kumar Subbiah who will be returning to Malaysia soon.

Selva Kumar, 56, whose 24-year prison term ends on Jan 29, will likely be deported home, raising concerns among NGOs if the serial sexual offender will pose a threat to the community.

GPS tagging devices are already being used in the North America and Scandinavia — Pic from AFP.

GPS tagging devices are already being used in the North America and Scandinavia — Pic from AFP.

Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) communications officer Tan Heang-Lee told theSun that he must be evaluated by professionals to determine to what extent he has been rehabilitated.

“If he has yet to be rehabilitated, the Canadian and Malaysian authorities must work closely, ensuring that there is a follow-up plan for his rehabilitation,” she told theSun today.

She said Malaysian authorities must establish a tracking mechanism to monitor his movements.

“As this is a public interest issue, the Canadian and Malaysian authorities must be transparent with the Malaysian public about the reintegration plan – and the safeguards put in place.

“The Malaysian authorities must assure us that the safety of our community will not be compromised,” Tan said. ⁠⁠⁠⁠

She said there is an urgent need for a sex offender’s registry and tracking mechanism to ensure sexual offenders do not reoffend once they reintegrate into the community. Read more