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Malaysia’s Bar Council Suggested Chemical Castration for Repeated Sex Offenders

Jan 8, 2013 15:39 IST

Malaysia Bar CouncilMalaysia’s Bar Council suggested that chemical castration should be the treatment given to repeated sex offenders as the alternative kind of sentencing. It is important to note here that South Korean Court recently gave the order of first chemical castration of Asia to the pedophile.

However, the medical studies on this treatment hinted towards the fact that there could be serious side effects in its usage. There are already certain jurisdictions in the world that have made chemical castration a mandatory law for sex offenders. These nations include certain American states and Czech Republic. Other nations using it for several years are Sweden, Poland, Germany and Denmark.

Nevertheless, the President of Bar Council of Malaysia also announced that this alternative kind of sentencing required study in case it needed to be applied in Malaysia.

In the meanwhile, the Women's Aid Organisation in Malaysia felt that chemical castration should only be considered in the cases in which offenders didn’t have any control on their sexual urges.

All Women's Action Society on the other hand described chemical castration as cruel and irrevocable in nature. All Women's Action Society also announced that the root of rape as well as violence against women should be dealt with in the form of promotion of women’s rights as well as gender equality.

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