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Issue 33 – Grassroots movement begins as a community



Apa khabar? The second week of the year means the first week we officially start working. 2023 has been demanding so far, so do expect more delayed newsletters (Monday is the latest we’d go, we promise). 

Fun stuff: Let us know if you’re interested in joining the whatsrightMY community as we officially try to turn this into a legal cult. 

Niresh Kaur, Shambavi Shankar

What’s the tea in Malaysia?

sipping tea
Source: Tenor

Stop embarrassing us publicly, Malaysians

While Jay Chou may seem like the easier scapegoat to point your fingers at, it may be wise to sometimes think.


He was not at all involved in the planning of his concert, he is merely a performer.
The 21,000 seats were booked by the organisers of the concerts in 2018, and FAM in 2022, no Jay Chou’s involvement here. 
It’s also important to add that it is not up to him to cancel or postpone the concert as (once again), he is merely a performer and is bound by the contract he’s signed.
That said, guess who could be in actual trouble? Those of you who made the unnecessary comments on his social media. Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 makes it an offence to make offensive remarks online. If convicted, you could be fined up to RM50,000.00 or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding 1 year or both. 

Related read: Racist comments in Malaysia 
Source: Tenor
Police officer or demon officer?

It is clear as day that having sexual intercourse with someone against their will (no consent) is considered rape. 

However, it is also considered rape for certain cases where there is consent. Section 375(c)-(g) of the Penal Code lists down these scenarios.

For this case, we look at Section 375(g) where any form of sexual intercourse with a minor (below 16 years of age) is considered statutory rape, and will be punished under Section 376(1) which carries a punishment of imprisonment up to 20 years.

It is to note that the punishment varies for statutory rape for ages between 12-16 when there is consent (S 376(1)) and when there isn’t consent (S 376(2): higher punishment). In this case, the officer claimed that the girl consented but he was still charged under section 376(2).

Specifically, he was charged under Section 376(2)(f) (heavier punishment for a term not less than 10 years and not more than 30 years + whipping), since the consent is obtained by using his position of authority.

Source: Tenor
They’re going with mountain names now – Kinabalu Move

This is not the go big or go home we expected.

United we stand, divided (by selfish motives) we fall. Let’s keep this short – there was an effort to topple the Unity Government but so far, it seems to have failed. Nevertheless, let’s bear in mind that this will always be possible

Source: Tenor
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