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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: K.R. Pramila
I WOULD not be surprised if someone from the religious authority announces that it would do more good than harm if women do not come out of their houses but have themselves locked in for life to avoid situations whereby they may be exposed to sexual violence. This is how the small minds of certain officers from religious authorities work. When I read the comment by Datuk Abu Hassan Din Al-Hafiz that women should use chastity belts as protection, it left me flabbergasted.
If the authorities conform to his way of handling issues, then every person may be forced to …