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男子因猥亵熟睡的女友母亲被判入狱及鞭刑

Jan 22, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

新加坡:一名25岁男子于周四(1月21日)因猥亵熟睡的女友母亲被判9个月监禁,并被处以鞭刑。

由于保护受害者身份的禁言令,这名无法透露姓名的男子承认,在女友的家中猥亵了她的母亲。

期间还从案情调查中得知,被告于去年3月9日与女友生下一名婴儿,并在其母亲家中寄养。

早上8点左右,他的女朋友就去自己的房间睡觉了,因为她晚上一直在照顾孩子。

在上午11点半之前,被告进入受害者的房间拿枕头。他看到他女朋友的母亲睡着了,且她的乳房裸露在外面。

副检察官Tin Shu Min说,被告猥亵了她,还捏了她的胸部几次。他还用手摸了一下受害者的嘴。

当受害者醒来时,她看到被告脱下裤子蹲在她身边。

被告告诉她“我们做爱吧”,受害者拒绝了。随后,受害者问被告她的女儿和婴儿在哪里,被告说他们睡在外面。

受害者假装继续睡觉,然后被告就离开了。她对所发生的事情感到震惊,但没有立即报案,因为她担心这会引起被告的怀疑。

下午12点35分,当被告被婴儿分散注意力时,受害者抓住机会报了案,最终警察将他逮捕。

此后,受害者开始定期参加心理健康研究所的治疗项目课程,因为该事件使她感到抑郁。

法庭表示,尽管治疗过程和处方药对她有所帮助,但当她回忆起这次事件时,她仍然受到了触动和创伤。

检察官要求法院作出最终判决,并指出了对受害者造成的伤害,以及被告2013年因性犯罪被判缓刑。

如果被告使用犯罪式暴力来猥亵甚至侵犯被害者的罪名成立,则他可能会被判处最高两年的监禁,罚款,鞭刑,或以上数种惩罚一并执行。

新闻来源:CNA/ll(ta)


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This commentator thinks MCI ad should not have featured poor Malays

May 12, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership
A Hari Raya advertisement by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) was 'cancelled' by certain netizens online for depicting lower income Malays according to reality.

"Message for Syawal", a two-and-a-half-minute video published last month (Apr 30) captures moments in the life of a low-income Malay family living in a rental flat.

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Pictured: Screenshot from MCI video "Message for Syawal"

The video, which is peppered with Malay proverbs, shows the family moving out of their rental flat to a new home several years later where they celebrate Hari Raya.

The father of the family works as a mover while the mother is a housewife.

Their young son, Syawal, skips school to earn extra income for his family before a teacher flags his absence from school to his parents.

The mother in the video later decides to return to work to alleviate her family’s financial difficulties while the father gets a new job.


Pictured: Screenshot from MCI video "Message for Syawal"



Why some netizens are outraged

The video sparked backlash online, with some viewers saying that it contained stereotypes about the Malay community.

The stereotypes:
  • The father works as a mover - commonly perceived to be a low-income job
  • The mother is jobless
  • The son plays truant
  • The family lives in a rental flat for low-income earners

Commentator implied that poor Malays shouldn't be portrayed in public to prevent stereotypes


Pictured: Screenshot from Homeground Asia video

A video commentary by The Homeground Asia went further by criticizing how the video propagates the narrative that Malays are poor and lazy, and that the ministry should have created a video that is more relatable to both the less fortunate and the more affluent Malays.

Adi Rahman, one of the interviewees in the video went further by making sweeping assumptions that the ministry lacked cultural intelligence and did not consult the community on the narrative.

Ironically, in talking about inclusivity, Adi implied that the realities of poor Malays should not be shown in public.

For example, his rationale suggested that the video contained characters (the mover, jobless mother and the son who skips school) that contribute to the problem of other races seeing the Malays in a stereotypical and reductive light.

In other words, show the good stuff but not the reality.

Adi even accused the ministry for not consulting the Malays in the vetting of the video narrative.

His accusations were without merit, however, when the Ministry said in a statement (Apr 30) that Malay-Muslim viewers - presumably a focus group - had seen the video prior to its release, and perceived the story to be heart-warming, although some expressed reservations.


Pictured: Adi Rahman - one of the commentators in Homeground Asia video



Stereotyping or masking reality?

The ministry said last month (Apr 30) the video was meant to show "a family’s journey of resilience in facing challenging circumstances and how mutual support and encouragement could nurture the process”.

Other netizens felt it was an overreaction and that low-income families shouldn't be dehumanized in a way that they are removed from the conversation. They felt that the video was a call-to-action for those from the underprivileged to strive for a better life through hard work and seeking help that's already available.

The only missed opportunity in the MCI video was perhaps the suggestion that Malays in low income families living in a rental flat could not celebrate Hari Raya unless they get a flat on their own.

But of course, like Homeground Asia, that is also a sweeping assumption.