Husband guilty of rape


A Malaysian man who raped his wife has been sentenced to the maximum five years’ jail, in what the New Straits Times reported may be the first successful prosecution under a 2007 law that makes it illegal for a husband to cause “fear of death or hurt to his wife … to have sexual intercourse”. “We hope this will inspire other wives who suffer in silence to come out and seek justice for themselves,” Judge Hassan Abdul Ghani was quoted by the Times as saying.