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Malaysia's insidious 'rape culture' must be eradicated

Urgent action needed to end sexual abuse of women in Malay language media

| Malaysia
Malaysian audiences can do their part by boycotting obnoxious films and challenging media content that normalizes rape culture.   © Getty Images

Benjamin Loh is a senior lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at Taylor's University Malaysia and an associate of the Asia Center in Bangkok. Azmil Tayeb is a senior lecturer in political science at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang.

When Malaysian actor Fauzi Nawawi appeared on a Malay language television talk show last month, he was asked what kinds of violent scenes he most enjoyed filming.

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