A married lady from Taman Semariang, Kuching lodged a police report after force to have ‘night-long sex marathons’ with her hubby, reports local daily today.
The rape happened on two occasions late April, forced the victim, age 46, seeking medical treatment from a hospital after the incidents.
According to The Borneo Post, it was a non-consensual sex (or marital rape) and said the police is still investigating the case.
Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) had been lobbying for the criminalization of marital rape.
However, according to a member of Select Committee on the Review of the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code – Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, it is a delicate, complicated issue.
“We found it rather difficult to put the term marital rape inside the law,” she said.
“That’s why the act of a husband causing hurt to his wife with the purpose of soliciting sex is an offense under Section 375A of the Penal Code.”
“How are you going to prove that it is marital rape?