Anwar to Imran: Retract statement on men seduced to commit sex crimes

Anwar to Imran: Retract statement on men seduced to commit sex crimes

PUCHONG: PKR today dismissed calls by one of its senators yesterday who called for laws ‘to protect men from being seduced into committing sex crimes against women’.

In a statement, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim referred to the proposal as an insult to women and rejected it for portraying men as immoral and easily seduced to commit sex crimes.

“I have asked Senator Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid to retract his proposal,” he said.

Yesterday, Imran caused an uproar in Dewan Negara while debating the Syarie Legal Profession (Federal Territories) Bill 2019, which was passed in the Dewan Rakyat on July 15.

The retired Navy admiral said there should be a law to protect men from the actions, words and attire of women, claiming it can be used to seduce men into committing sex crimes such as molest, rape and watching pornography.

Imran’s call was even was backed by Dewan Negara deputy president Datuk Seri Abdul Halim Abdul Samad, who said it was a ‘good viewpoint’.

However, Imran received brickbats for his views, with Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh reminding the former that even children and babies have become victims of sexual crimes.

By G Vinod

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