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SWEETHEART PRINCIPLE

Mahkamah ini sependapat dengan kes Nor Afizal Azizan v. PP [2012] 6 CLJ 370; [2012] 6 MLJ
171 yang memetik kes PP v. Mohammad Arfah Jasmi [2008] 7 CLJ 836:

that the safeguard into ensuring similar offences of consensual sex among teenagers will not
happen starts at home and in school. At home where parents should impose discipline and
religious knowledge to ensure that teenagers would not put themselves in situation which
will bring about this kind of offence and in school where sex education can be taught so that
both girls and boys are aware of the dire consequences of engaging in premarital sex.

YA Hakim dalam kes tersebut telah merujuk kepada kes Nor Afizal bin Azizan v. PP [2012] 6
CLJ 370 CA di mana YA Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan memutuskan seperti berikut:

"As stated earlier, the learned JC in substituting the sentence with five years imprisonment
was concerned that cases of statutory rape involving teenagers are common occurrence.
According to him, if a light sentences is imposed, it will not have a deterrent effect in
combating crime of this nature. We are equally concerned, especially in this case where the
victim at the time of the offence was only 13 years and 4 months of age. But the appellant
was not very much older than the victim. Both were teenagers. They both made a mistake in
egaging in premarital sex. No doubt, the appellant had committed an offence, but should
custodial sentence be the only safeguard into ensuring similar offences of consensual sex
among teenagers will not happen?"

Hakim Sesyen menyatakan:

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Nor Afizal bin Azizan v. pendidikan. Public Prosecutor [2012] 6 CLJ 370. who are first offenders should be kept out of prison". migrasi. They both made a mistake in engaging in premarital sex. adalah isu pemakaian prinsip undang-undang dengan mengambil kira secara komprehensif masalah dan cabaran semasa dalam bidang sosio ekonomi. According to him. Both were teenagers. the appellant had committed an offence. But the appellant was not very much older than the victim. kebajikan sosial dan sebagainya. but should custodial sentence be the only safeguard into ensuring similar offences of consensual sex among teenagers will not happen? [18] In this aspect we are inclined to agree with what was expressed by Hamid Sultan Abu Backer JC (as he then was) in Public Prosecutor v. bencana alam.PP V GUNAWAN keputusan Raus Sharif PMR di dalam kes Nor Afizal bin Azizan v. [2012] MLJU 812 di mana melibatkan satu kes rogol di bawah umur atas dasar suka sama suka seperti dalam kes ini. that offenders between the ages of 17 and 21. it will not have a deterrent effect in combating crime of this nature. the learned JC in substituting the sentence with five years imprisonment was concerned that cases of statutory rape involving teenagers are common occurrence. [2012] 6 MLJ 171 bolehlah dijadikan panduan. Mohamad Arfah Jasmi [2008] 7 CLJ 836. if a light sentence is imposed. . menyatakan: "it is desirable that young offenders. di mana Presiden Mahkamah Rayuan Tan Sri Md Raus Shariff telah merujuk kepada kes Tukiran bin Taib v.. At home where parents should impose discipline and religious knowledge to ensure that teenagers would not put themselves in situation which will bring about this kind of offence and in school where sex education can be taught so that both girls and boys are aware of the dire consequences of engaging in premarital sex. ii. No doubt. tenaga kerja. Atas dasar kepentingan awam jugalah Mahkamah tidak mengenakan hukuman penjara yang lebih lama. . [1955] 21 MLJ 24 di mana Bellamy J.. Public Prosecutor [1955] 1 LNS 166. We are equally concerned. Pendakwa Raya [2012] 6 CLJ 370. especially in this case where the victim at the time of the offence was only 13 years and four months of age. Di dalam kes tersebut telah diputuskan: [17] As stated earlier. [2007] MLJU 500 that the safeguard into ensuring similar offences of consensual sex among teenagers will not happen starts at home and in school.