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Across the Causeway

The Straits Times reports on the first use of a law, introduced in Malaysia in 2007, which is intended to address marital rape:

A MALAYSIAN man who forced his wife to have sex with him has been sentenced to the maximum five years in jail, in what appears to be the country’s first successful prosecution under a new law against stop marital rape. [...]

‘We hope this will inspire other wives who suffer in silence to come out and seek justice for themselves,’ Judge Hassan Abdul Ghani was quoted by the Times as saying.

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