National Bowler Escapes Jail Term For Rape


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When our national bowler, Noor Afizal Azizan wins his rape case appeal against the High Court's decision to sentence him to 5 years jail time, it caused and uproar from the public, especially seen in social media. He escaped the custodial sentence for committing rape to a 13 year old girl 3 years ago. He was 18 then. You may read the full news here (link).

A twitter hashtag emerged from this issue : #BrightFutureRapeOK

As the issue is still 'hot from oven' now and if you got nothing better to do, go ahead and search it up on twitter.

Nowadays, people are so darn efficient. Can you believe it? I saw someone tweeting a link to the national bowler's girlfriend's blog. Wowza. Panai dig betul. Maybe we all should be a private investigator in our own ways. Ehehe.

Quoting directly from NST:


Raus, in his decision, agreed with counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, who represented Noor Afizal, that public interest would not be served if his client was given a custodial sentence when he had a bright future.

Oh.my.goodness. Bright future is the reason why he is released? Right. Sure. Somehow the reason why the decision made seems so shallow. But then again, who am I to judge? What if he really had repented? Does he deserve a second chance? But he do need to take responsibility right? I'm really dumbfounded.

It is no surprise how people are utterly disgusted and deemed our law and justice system as being "unfair" and it's a perfect example of how "shameful Malaysians laws are". One even mentioned that the court is now a "fortune teller".

Here's a rhyme-tweet I saw on twitter.

@atynellyna_ Asal poket tebal, dara boleh dibeli. Rogol tak perlu dicari. Penjara tak perlu dihadapi. 

Many sarcastic tweets arise saying that any 10As SPM student can now go rape and escape the sentence in the name of "bright future". Some also protested and wants to sign a petition to revoke the decision of the court.

So just think of this. One day, Noor Afizal Azizan will might just be the Malaysian flag bearer. And then what? Would you let a rapist represent your country? Many protested against this idea. Angry tweets are still coming in.

Sigh.


3 comments:

  1. In the context of the law, if you have committed a crime of any sorts, the law will require you to be punished (in the form of jail terms). It has nothing to do whether you have repented or not. Even if you have repented, you still have to pay for the crime committed, at least in the eyes of the law which i see is fair.

    For example, if i, a christian, i committed a crime, i have repented. Two areas are at work here: 1. Malaysian Law (world's law) requires me to be punished. 2. Divine Law (Jesus's teaching and principles), that if i repent, i shall be forgiven.
    - If i repent, i am forgiven and can start again. But i still have to go to jail as per the Malaysian law statutes.

    =)
    alvin

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  2. You are right. In the eyes of the Malaysian law, "repentance" is not taken into account and sentence is given based on evidence of committing a crime. Thanks for the enlightenment. :P


    "For example, if i, a christian, i committed a crime, i have repented. Two areas are at work here: 1. Malaysian Law (world's law) requires me to be punished. 2. Divine Law (Jesus's teaching and principles), that if i repent, i shall be forgiven.
    - If i repent, i am forgiven and can start again. But i still have to go to jail as per the Malaysian law statutes. " True, I agree.

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  3. In YWAM we learn about paying restitution. After we ask forgiveness from a person, there is still a need to repair what damage has been done. Just like after a wrong has been done, there are consequences that must be borne. So yes I agree, justice dictates that the person be punished whether or not he repents.

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