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Towards a comparative legal analysis on the legal issue of paedophilia in Malaysia and Islamic law

Mohamad Yunus, Mohamad Ismail and Mohamad Hanifa, Shamshina and Abdul Rahman, Muhammad Ikhbal (2018) Towards a comparative legal analysis on the legal issue of paedophilia in Malaysia and Islamic law. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 14 (2). pp. 225-246. ISSN 0973-2918

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Given the seriousness of child sexual crimes in Malaysia, and the growing public concern about this area of offence, law enforcement agencies need a committed and coordinated approach in detecting and countering paedophilia. Thus, the government recently established a proactive, intelligence-driven investigative task force called Sexual Crimes Against Children under the Prime Minister Department, which is to introduce the most effective law enforcement against paedophilia etc. By establishing the specialist task force in this way, offenders are likely to be detected, traced, identified and apprehended far earlier, with less resource, than with the traditional complaints-based approach. Recently, One of Britain's worst paedophiles, who posted on the so-called “dark web” as he abused up to 200 Malaysian children, has been handed 22 life sentences. Briton Richard Huckle (born 14 May 1986) is a convicted sex offender of Paedophilia. He was arrested by Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) after a tip-off from Australian Police and convicted of 71 counts of serious sexual crimes against children while posing as a teacher, photographer, and devout Christian in Malaysia. Huckle has been described as Britain's worst ever paedophile by both the media and the prosecution team, despite only being 28 years old at the time of his arrest, and on 6 June 2016, he was given 22 life sentences with a minimum prison term of 25 years before being eligible to apply for parole. How do the Malaysian Penal Code and Islamic law (Shariah) protect children against paedophilia and other sexual abuse? Does the existing law provide an adequate protection to the children in Malaysia?

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1688/68183
Uncontrolled Keywords: criminal Law, paedophilia, Malaysia, Islamic Law, comparative law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
K Law > KD England and Wales
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 15:50
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2018 15:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68183

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