Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cane Them There!

We all received an SMS each around 11 pm Friday night 12th April that told us to watch out for a white Kancil car bearing a certain plate number. The people in the car had just nabbed a 22-year-old Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) student from Sarawak (state next to Sabah) as she was walking to attend cell in church with a group of friends at around 7 pm. Her mistake was walking behind the group.

I didn't believe the message, and went to bed. If we did believe the message, we would have joined the search that the girl's friends had launched. Their action in sending out the messages is highly commendable because a lot of people received the messages.

The car was intercepted by police 10 hours later near the interior town of Tambunan, only 2 hours away. For once I must commend the police and the courts for their fast action. Last Saturday, the two men (who do not look at all like any local natives, but have Malaysian IDs) were sentenced to 20 to 25 strokes of the cane, fined RM11,000, and given jail sentences of 28 years (the 20-year-old) and 32 years (the 29-year-old). The girl was brutally beaten, bitten and abused. Her torture must've been beyond anything we can imagine because these men were high on drugs and liquor.

The crime so shocked this city because the act of abducting people off the streets was unheard of here, and it was done early in the evening and she was with a group. Yesterday, in one of our local papers, there were calls to cane these men in public, mainly as a deterrent for 'would-be criminals' because "potential criminals may not want to bring shame to their families..." I am astounded at their naivety. Do shaming people in public deter criminally-prone people and do the criminally-inclined bother about their family honor? I am no criminologist, but I don't believe that flogging criminals in public would deter anyone except those who are already good and straight, who think before they act, meaning the general population. For the criminally-inclined, jail sentences and such do not deter them. Surely these men knew the consequences of their act even before they committed it, but they went ahead. So my call is for a referendum for Sabah to impose a law that allow WHIPPING THE DONGS of the rapists and sex perpetrators. I'm not advocating the laws of the Koran or Torah or Old Testament where the offending part of the body gets cut off. I say in cases of sex perpetrators, whip the offending parts, and whip them good and hard. If those parts then wither and fall off, all the better. This will not only deter future criminals, but it will reduce the offending criminal to a eunuch so that he can't do the same thing to anyone again. If he continues, with his hands or whatever. I am sick of cases where little girls, some just out of toddlerhood, were brutally brutally abused and murdered. Jail terms and caning are too kind for these animals who kill and ruin the lives of their victims and their families.

p.s. If you agree with this WHIP THEIR DONGS call, call Claire Das (088-318 991/213 991) of The Borneo Post. She is in charge of their Public Hotline column. I just called and spoke to her (she's like blur-blur, but talk to her anyway). I also just called Daily Express but was told the proper place to voice this is in their weekly Forum column.

16 comments:

Junkgirl said...

We really don't need sick people like this on the planet. They are good for nothing. They have nothing better to do with their lives and need to resort to these low, meaningless acts. My theory is that others can do whatever they want to do with themselves provided they don't affect others with their acts. Like those drivers who can't wait to get themselves killed by speeding can speed all they like as long as they don't crash into someone else and disrupt others' life.
Honestly, i sometimes get so furious that i think they should pay and 'an eye for an eye'.

Denise ^ ChiCkyEGG said...

just to touch a bit on this topic.
IF I FOUND OUT MY NEXT TIME HUB FLIRTING OUTISDE, I WILL DEFINITELY POTONG IT AWAY!
BEHAVE b!

I alwys have this thought ( this intention) in mind! HA!

Anonymous said...

If I say rapists should be executed, would I be breaking the ten commandments?
Raina

Anonymous said...

If I say rapists should be executed, would I be breaking the ten commandments?
Raina

Anonymous said...

i wonder why drug smugglers get death penalty, and rapists, who destroy ppl's lives n scar their spirit, don't.

Anonymous said...

i can think of a few dongs which i want to snip already.

-rosemary's sis.

Moodie Foodie said...

it's disheartening to know that there are people out there who are victims of mindless humans who not only decide to destroy themselves but also of others. it is people like them that we live in a world with insecurities.

i would very much love to have my say about the issue if i was back in kk. i do think that this issue needs to be brought up and a newspaper is a good start. Maybe someone might consider starting a petition that could help reinstate the punishment laws in sabah? also, i am glad to know that the cops are actually doing something for once.

thanks for the heads up, terri. and i expect u will be very active regarding this topic over in kk?

Shan said...

Terri from what I've heard (and already assumed), those bastards are getting very badly treated in prison - KK is small and this info does have a way of getting out. It would be a miracle if they survive their prison terms with all the, ah, abuse they are receiving.

And I was very happy to hear it, to be honest.

Rei said...

I do hope those sick men get what they deserve. These people are sick to the core. Extreme cases call for extreme remedies. In this case, I hope they were made to suffer what the victim has gone through and burn in hell. Sad to say however, snipping, burning their dongs do not deter future, potential criminals.

Anonymous said...

Terir, why no MALE drop a comment on this post? I need to hear comments from GUY!

Denise

Anonymous said...

coz theyve got no balls

Anonymous said...

sry food the previous rude comment, but after hearing this news, its aroused that anger i hv on some particular men i know

men...r ur hormones so hard to control?? geez! even x-us president n msian health minister cannot control.feel like mutilating their thing now

Anonymous said...

typing error:
*sry FOR

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

junkgirl: yes, i know what u mean. i always tell myself these ppl can't wait to be reincarnated. mean, i know, but there r very bad ppl around who don't think about messing up other lives.

denise: oi! sounds like u want to do a 'John Bobbitt'! n if u do, don't throw it out ur car window, flush it down the toilet!just kidding, just don't do it.

raina: yes but executing them is too easy way out. they shd suffer 100 fold for what they did.

anony: yes, i wonder too. good point.

rosemary's sis: gosh, a lot of angry women here! can u really snip? i can't imagine snipping, but i can kick or whack hard.

moodie: afraid i'm just writing in to moot the idea only. but if there's any call for this by the lawmakers, i'll fully campaign for it.

shan: yes, i hope those scum really get socked in prison, every single day. the poor girl, my heart breaks for her.

rei: no, but it will deter those whose dongs r gone, don't u think?

anony: it's a fact tt men r ruled by tt which pulsates below their belt while women above, their heart n mind. yet by virtue of their brawn, men rule the world. d irony is, great men have fallen due to tt weakness.

i think d guys r saying "Ooouch!"

irene-serenity said...

yes, whip their 'dongs'.... tho' i know revenge is never the answer but this incident is too much to bear. i've been praying many nights for this young girl, please everyone out there, pray for her...may she has the courage to face the world ahead. the harm has been done, no one can undo that, we can only pray that she will recover soon and God will heal her soul...

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

irene: thanks for speaking up, n yes i hear u...

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