If you don’t already know, the latest scandal in Malaysia is the former Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek caught having sex with a woman on video. Not his wife. Which he admitted to and resigned from his post immediately after.
Now, there are plenty of sites talking about the scandal in minute detail, so I shan’t repeat the same old story here. If you’re resourceful enough, you can even search for the sex tape in question on YouTube.
Today, we’re talking about Section 377A of the Penal Code, which Dr Chua is possibly considered to be investigated for, which describes oral sex as “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” and which basically makes oral sex illegal in Malaysia.
Haha. Hahahahahahaha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
This is ABSOLUTE BLOODY HOGWASH, BULLSHIT, CODSWALLOP.
I’d show you the excellent article from which I learnt all these, but for some reason the newspaper’s website doesn’t have a link to it; if I can get the link later I’ll put it up.
It’s times like these that I understand why Malaysia has a terrorism-tinged reputation to the rest of the world. I mean, if we’re that modern and all that, you’d think an obsolete law like this would have been abolished a long time ago.
What makes oral sex unnatural? Who says oral sex is unnatural? Religion? If yes, then it is wrong of a country which proclaims to practise freedom of religion to force one or several religious views of oral sex as a law to the rest of Malaysians. If not, it is still wrong because, as the former Bar Council president Yeo Yang Poh so logically puts it, (quoted from article mentioned above)
“Criminalising a consensual sexual act between adults on grounds that the act is ‘unnatural’ or ‘against the course of nature’ is the product of archaic thinking and should have no place in modern jurisprudence. For example, if one can treat oral sex as unnatural and immoral (and thus should be criminalised), then others could consider the use of condoms, masturbation, premarital sex, or even anything other than the ‘missionary position’ as similarly immoral or unnatural, and should be criminalised as well.”
He also reportedly said that if the law was enforced, over 95% of Malaysians would be put in jail. Perhaps the percentage was random and exaggerated, but you get the idea. I believe the majority of Malaysians have consensual oral sex, no matter how ‘unnatural’ some parties view it.
There are a lot of things about Malaysia, if I have the time and humour, that would make you shake your head and drop your jaw. As a local who’s heard more than enough to make one a cynic, this is one rare one that had me dumbfounded in a while!