Rapist Gets Jail Time, Spared Whipping

11 March 2008

Mohamad Ibrahim was charged for raping a 16-year-old teenager in Kota Baru and sentenced to 10 years’ jail and 10 strokes of the cane on 23 June 1992 but was spared from the whipping when his appeal was dismissed yesterday in the Court of Appeal.

Mohamad and Kamaruddin Ramli were jointly charged with raping the girl in Guchil, Kota Baru on 5 June 1989 between 2:30pm and 3:30pm. The two men had abducted the girl into a car while she was walking home from a post office that day. She was later blindfolded and raped by them. Kamaruddin jumped bail and is missing.

Two days after the incident, the girl was led to the house where she was raped. She also identified the two during a police parade.

Mohamad, now 52 years old, escaped whipping because the Criminal Procedure Code states that men above the age of 50 cannot be whipped. Mohamad was on RM5,000 bail pending appeal against his conviction and sentence.

New Straits Times – Rapist begins jail term 20 years later

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One Response to “Rapist Gets Jail Time, Spared Whipping”

  1. This government of Malaysia is in some sort of a flogging frenzy and permits inhumane treatment of prisoners, foreigners, and now women. It brazenly defys international human rights laws and uses the excuse of ‘rule of law” and “asian culture.” There is no excuse with inflicting deliberate cruelty upon another hunman being no matter the offense and it is unforgivable. The citizens of this country should not support the archaic laws and demand change. The rest of the world should not do business with this regime so that eventually their tourism and ecconomy will fail; and those that contiune to do business as usual do so at their own peril.

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