High on weed or Low on morals? Malaysian lawmaker says 9-year old girls are spiritually and physically ready for marriage.


Background
  • His name is Tasek Gelugor, a Malaysian lawmaker.
  • Malaysia recently passed the law on sexual offences against children without criminalizing child marriage. An opposition member also made a proposal to ban child marriages. He made the following remarks during a debate on the bill;

"They reach puberty at the age of 9 or 12. And at that time, their body is already akin to them being 18 years old so physically and spiritually, it is not a barrier for the girl to marry,” 

  • As a bonus track, he added that a rapist can marry a rape victim, according to him, there is nothing wrong in that.

Our take on the matter
  • Why the hurry to take these vulnerable girls' childhood away from them? 
  • Whatever coloration one may try to give this to make it look good, whether social or religious, it is just plain madness. Simple.
Conclusion
  • There is now a thin, almost non-existent line between pedophilia and laws bordering on children.
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