Dear Editor,
The national bowler charged with statutory rape, is standing a free man. The outspread of news gives us opportunity to revisit such cases. Many groups merely urged the courts to review the case thinking that it was too lenient to let go of a “rapist”. The word “rape” and being a “rapist” sends a strong signal to activist groups, rallying support to jail the “rapist” and punish the national bowler heavily.
Yet, many forgot to ask what happened to the girl, who may now waiting to sit for the SPM exams soon. How does she feel when these news on her “lover” gained such widespread publicity? Will she be called a “victim” of a rape case and be ridiculed in school? How will she face her peers in school and study peacefully? What is being done to ensure the girl’s welfare and emotions are well taken care of? I also hope that when cases like these happen, young “victims” and their family members should be given counselling, proper guidance and be allowed to carry on her life as usual.
The ultimate question – why do young couple have sex at such young age and will stricter laws ensure teen sex will not happen? There are many reasons why teens succumb to sex. Could it be curiosity and lack of sex education in school or it could be peer pressure and problems at home.
Finding the root cause of the main issue of teen sex and solving the problem from the root could be a better answer rather than asking for stricter laws and sending these “rapist” to jail. Let us ponder.
(Sent to news editors)
亲爱的编辑们,我国保龄球手在强奸罪下被判坐牢,但如今上诉成功获释放。新闻传出后提供了我们重新探讨这类案件的机会。很多组织认为法庭把那位“强奸犯”放走的这个结果太出乎意料的宽容,就仅仅要求法庭重新审判案件。“强奸”这个词和“强奸犯”这个人激怒了积极分子组织,他们集体强烈表示赞同把“强奸犯”关到监狱里去并严惩那位国家保龄球手。然而,我们往往忽略了事件中那位小女生的感受,她后来怎样了?她现在是在准备马来西亚教育文凭考试吗?当她知道她和“情人”之间的事在社会上被闹得沸腾,她会有怎样的感受?她会被称为强奸案“受害者”而在学校遭到冷嘲热讽吗?她要怎样平静地面对同学和应付她的学业呢?那针对维护小女生的福利和调整她的情绪方面,我们又采取了什么行动?我由衷地希望当类似的事件发生时,年轻的“受害者”和家属们应该被安排去受辅导,受妥当的指导,以确保她能像往常一样继续度过她的人生。一个最终的问题:为什么年轻的情侣们会在未成年时期发生性行为?而加强法律是否可以遏止青少年性行为的发生?青少年受到诱惑而踏入禁区的原因众多,可能是在好奇心驱使下,也可能是学校性教育做得不够全面,也或许是同龄朋友施予的压力还有家庭问题。追根究底去探讨青少年发生性行为的问题然后从问题根本着手去亡羊补牢肯定是比要求更严格的法律和严惩这些“强奸犯”的判决来得有效。让我们好好地想一想吧。

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