Rape within the family: The silent problem
Akhbar Satar | 10 Nov 2017 00:30

Incest and rape cases are serious in Malaysia. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim stated that a total of 22,234 sexual abuse cases were reported from 2010 to May this year, with 13,272 being rape cases. Johor recorded the highest number of rape cases at 2,089.

Other sexual abuse cases included incest (1,796 cases), unnatural sex (1,152) and molestation (6,014). The highest number of incest cases were recorded in Sabah, with 263 cases, while Selangor had the highest in unnatural sex with 235 cases and molestation (1,052 cases).