KUALA LUMPUR: The Senate today heard a suggestion for a new law to be enacted to "protect men" with regard to sexual crimes.

The suggestion was made by PKR senator Mohamad Imran Abd Hamid and directed to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Islamic affairs Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

Mohamad Imran put forth a suggestion that there be a sexual harassment law to protect men from a woman's way of speaking and dressing, which can cause men to be seduced, which will then lead them into committing acts such as incest, rape, inappropriate touching and pornography, among others.

Stating that "this was important", Mohamad Imran explained that men too needed to be protected because such ways of dressing would lead to men being seduced and they could then break the country's laws and subsequently be charged for these crimes.

"I hope that the minister can consider this so it (new law) can be introduced, so that men, God-willing, are safe, and this country will be peaceful," he said.

Dewan Negara deputy president Datuk Seri Abdul Halim Abd Samad remarked that it was "a good point of view" and said the suggestion was for the minister to answer.

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The suggestion was made by PKR senator Mohamad Imran Abd Hamid and directed to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Islamic affairs Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. -- NSTP Archive