The adoption of law on marital rape in Malaysia / Aimi Shazwani Yaakob...[et al.]

Yaakob, Aimi Shazwani and Ismail, NurSyahirah and Ramlee, Nur Syazwani and Sayed Abdul Aziz, Sharifah Raudhah (2009) The adoption of law on marital rape in Malaysia / Aimi Shazwani Yaakob...[et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


This research traces the status and significant of marital rape to be applied in our
country, focusing on the suitability of the adoption of the marital rape since Malaysia is
not adopting this law because most Malaysian are Muslim and it is against the Syariah
Law. Comparison between various countries was made in constituting an act as an
offence of marital rape. As in Islam, once marriage's contract was made, as implied
consent has been given to a husband for sexual intercourse but it does not constitutes
the wife is the property to the husband and the husband cannot abuse the wife since
religion does not condone violence. In Malaysia, only the Penal Code deals with
criminal offences which include rape however marital rape was never regarded as an
offence. Malaysia has yet to follow the landmark decisions in the English case R v R
[1992] 1 AC 599. Since it is hard to prove marital rape cases, Malaysia has interpret the
marital rape issue in their own way by having the provision under Section 375 A of the
Penal Code where the wife must prove to the court of law that the husband caused hurt
or fear of death or hurt to the wife or somebody else.
Until today, there is no local case that specifically deals with marital rape per se as a
form of abuse probably due to the reluctant express recognition of marital rape in the
Penal Code.
Thus, this research will consider the suitability of the adoption of the law on marital
rape to be applied to Malaysian law.


Item Type: Student Project
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Yaakob, Aimi Shazwani
Ismail, NurSyahirah
Ramlee, Nur Syazwani
Sayed Abdul Aziz, Sharifah Raudhah
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Thesis advisor
Md Shah, Nooraini
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Human sexuality. Sex > Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Criminology > Crimes and offenses > Crimes against the person > Sex crimes
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies (BLS)
Keywords: law on marital rape, English case R v R [1992] 1 AC 599
Date: 2009
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