Dr Siti Hasmah Shares Her Views On Child Rapists, Saying They Should Be Shot Dead
The Prime Minister's wife also spoke out strongly against child marriages.
Tun Dr Siti Hasmah recently shared her thoughts on the issue of child marriage plaguing the Malaysian society at large and about child rapists, which were published on the Malaysian Reserve
Seeing how there have been quite a number of high-profile child marriage cases in recent time and how Putrajaya has found it difficult to take action as the matter falls under state law, Dr Siti Hasmah displayed a strong objection to child marriages.
In fact, she described child marriages together with child raping terming them "disgusting", saying there is an urgent need to instil moral values and equip the public with the right knowledge through health education, the Malaysian Reserve reported.
"It is terrible. It is disgusting."
She expressed frustration at religious leaders who only focus on one aspect of religion.
"I sometimes give up hope on some of these Ustaz and Ustazah who teach our children only on one aspect of the religion, but never the moral values of the religion.
"Any community has moral values to teach their children, including religion. You must have religion to guide you, but if the interpretation of the religion is wrong, then you are finished," the Malaysian Reserve quoted her as saying in the interview on 14 February.
Dr Siti Hasmah stated that child rapists should be shot dead
While referring to underage girls being raped by old men, the wife of Malaysia's longest-serving Prime Minister said that "the old man should be shot, actually."
"If it was in an Arab country, he would have been stoned to death. It is terrible."
Meanwhile, earlier in February, Sabah Cabinet decided to take a stand and agreed to set the minimum age for marriage at 18: