In response to the official investigative report confirming the sexual abuse of Penan women and girls, the Sarawak Women and Family Council appears to be ready to take action – and carry out another probe!
This from The Borneo Post:
Council ready to probe Penan women rape claim
KUCHING: Members of the Sarawak Women and Family Council are prepared to go to the ground to investigate claims that Penan women were raped or sexually exploited following the findings of a taskforce set up by Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.
Council chairperson Datin Fatimah Abdullah said yesterday she was still waiting for the taskforce report from the government and the police.
The taskforce report has indicated that Penan women and students were indeed sexually exploited by timber workers because they are very vulnerable and also partly due to consequences of imbalanced development.
So, the Sarawak Women and Family Council are about to pile trauma upon hurt and pain.
What is there to investigate? Does the Sarawak Women and Family Council, and Fatimah Abdullah in particular, disbelieve Shahrizat and the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development?
Does Fatimah Abdullah disbelieve all those representatives from the various ministries, and the state government?
The report was the consensus of all of them.