KUALA LUMPUR — PKR senator Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid on Thursday apologizes after proposing for a law protecting men from being “seduced” by women into committing sexual crimes.
This after the proposed law sparked backlash from other politicians and women’s right group.
“While my intentions were sincere, I did not expect it to be seen as a huge mistake that has offended many women and no less men who considered it insulting,” Mohamad Imran said in a statement.
Yesterday, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has called out the proposal “illogical and an insult to women”. It also gives impression that men are easily seduced to the point they could be involved in such heinous acts.
Sisters in Islam, a women’s rights group, said men must be held accountable for the sexual crimes they have committed, irrespective of what women wear. Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid is a retired First Admiral of the Royal Malaysia Navy and a former Lumut MP.