Underage Malay Girls Having Sex to 'Take Revenge' on Careless Parents
According to Assistant Commissioner Suguram Bibi Munshi Deen, girls who previously alleged rape later confessed having given their consent for sex with their beaus, reports the Star Online.
According to figures compiled since 2005, the number of girls, under 16, who had sex, had been rising every year.
The head of the Sexual Abuse and Children's Division at Bukit Aman also found 60 percent of girls, between 13 and 15 years old, indulged in sex since they "wanted revenge" on their parents for subjecting them to emotional and physical "abuse".
Some others, mostly from cities and major towns, were even compelled into sexual acts by the very men they trusted and the victims usually became pregnant, it was observed.CP Suguram Bibi said: "We are not pointing a finger or exposing the private lives of families but the public must realise what is happening.
"Children, teenagers and youths are our future leaders and we as adults, parents or guardians must guide and instil in them right and proper values."
It was also found that teenagers often sought attention or wanted freedom of expression and got bored easily.
ACP Suguram Bibi added: "We also found that some boys were challenged by their peers and forced to commit sex acts to prove that he was one of the gang and to stop being ridiculed."