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The RAPE of the Penan girls & the APATHY of the authorities

The rape of the Penan, and other shameful crimes Posted by admin Friday, 11 September 2009 11:30 By Pak Bui (Hornbill Unleashed)The government has finally admitted that vulnerable Sarawakians have been raped by logging workers in Baram. The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development caved in to demands by NGOs and the electronic media.Malaysian civil society has been clamouring for justice for nearly a year. As a result, the Ministry released its National Taskforce report to PKR Women’s Chief Zuraida Kamaruddin this week.Our wealthy logging companies behave as if they are kings in rural parts of Sarawak. Rape is an expression of power over the victim as much as it is a crime of passion or lust. Therefore it is no surprise to learn that schoolgirls as young as 10 years old have been molested, abducted and raped by loggers.These loggers carry out these crimes because they can.They exploit, torture and humiliate Penan girls, and girls from othe…