Malaysia’s insidious ‘rape culture’ must be eradicated

Urgent action is needed to end the sexual abuse of women in the Malay-language media, write Benjamin Loh and Azmil Tayeb


When Malaysian actor Fauzi Nawawi appeared on a Malay language television talk show last month, he was asked what kinds of violent scenes he most enjoyed filming.

Boasting that he liked rape scenes, Fauzi described taking his clothes off and strategically positioning his body over an actress for a scene in the 2007 film “Anak Halal,” and explained how was forced to “control his urges” and avoid using his “original expression” in front of the cameras. Full article on the Nikkei Asia website

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Dr Azmil Tayeb, the honorary secretary of Aliran, is a political science lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is the winner of the 2019 Colleagues' Choice book prize (social science category) awarded by the International Convention of Asia Scholars for his book Islamic Education in Indonesia and Malaysia: Shaping Minds, Saving Souls
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