I have only one word to say: despicable.
Read the whole story in the link below.
More food for thoughts:
The rationale of the Court of Appeal for its decision included among other considerations the fact that Noor Afizal is a national bowler meant public interest would not be served if he was sent to jail as he had a bright future ahead of him.
The court also determined that there was a consensual sexual relationship between him and the young girl and included that in its considerations.
Let’s get this straight. A 13-year-old girl is a child. This is not a case of two consenting adults. Noor Afizal who was 18 at the time of the rape had sex with a child. Period.
Statutory rape laws are put into place with the intention of protecting young girls from falling prey to older men. These laws are meant to protect children. They were not intended to absolve men from blame of having sexual intercourse with underage girls.
The fact that Noor Afizal is a national bowler only serves to stress the need for public role models such as athletes to maintain a code of conduct that includes not only the respect of the law but also having moral integrity.
Read full article here:
And another one, from a female perspective this time:
Noor Afizal allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in a hotel room in Ayer Keroh, Malacca, on June 5.
On Aug 7, he escaped punishment when the Court of Appeal president Raus Md Sharif set aside the five-year jail term imposed on Noor Afizal and agreed with Noor Afizal’s counsel, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, that public interest would not be served by a custodial sentence, as Noor Afizal showed great promise.
Nothing was said about the future prospects of the victim – the girl Noor Afizal raped.
Hisyam said that Noor Afizal was 18 when the offence was committed.
Again, they ignored the age of Noor Afizal’s victim. She was only 13 years old when she was raped.
Ok, so what does Noor Afizal and his current girlfriend Atiqah Shabudin have to say about the matter?
If you want to engage them directly on the matter and feel my re-posts are unfair and unbalanced, please feel free to get their side of the story. Nor Afizal’s twitter handle is @afyeyka, while Atiqah Shabudin’s is @anak_budin.
The following convos are taken as direct screencapture from their respective twitter pages.
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The rest below are publicly available from Atiqah’s twitter page and blog. All rights (incl copyright) are restored back to her.