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Daewoo Bus Hostess Raped in Pakistan

Remember the ticket collectors on the Korean buses in the past?  It seems that they are still in use on Daewoo’s bus service in Pakistan and the recent rape there, at least according to Daewoo-Pakistani Bus Company’s CEO, C.I. Kim(slow to load), is an indication of the prevailing law and order (I think disorder would have been more appropriate) in Pakistan.  He has generously agreed to pay restitution to the young woman and pay her hospital expenses.  Mr. Kim has called upon the Pakistani government to protect not only his employees but the passengers as well.

An article reporting the rape said:

“This is the first incident of its kind since Daewoo launched its service way back in the mid-90s. The apathy shown by the Daewoo van driver and the security guard accompanying the unfortunate girl to her house late night was said to have actually facilitated her kidnapping and subsequent rape as both men did not challenge the boys when the helpless girl was being dragged out the van in front of their eyes. According to investigation conducted by The News, a 20-year old matriculate girl (her name is being withheld as per the newspaper’s policy) had completed her night duty at around 12am (Sunday). As per routine, a gunman and a driver were dispatched to drop her at home. As their van left the Daewoo bus terminal, a car started chasing them. After travelling some distance, a young boy got out of his car and asked the driver to stop the van. The boy was holding a gun in his hand and he made the driver and the gunman sit quietly. He took the girl out of the van and made her sit in the car, which his friend was driving. “

  • MrMao

    Remember the ticket collectors on the Korean buses in the past?

    Actually, no. But I have read about them. In the same piece, I also learned that people used to peddle goods on buses as well. Long before my time in Korea and I congratulate you on staying there long enough to remember things like that. You probably strike a nostalgic chord in many Koreans, but I suspect there are many who wonder why you are so concerned with the minutiae of the past. I had the same problem.

  • http://www.biblegateway.com setnaffa

    Any time we allow the abuse of women, we train those people that it’s okat to rape our wives, our mothers, our daughters.

    Apparently in Muslim cultures, it is the woman’s fault if she is raped. The man was “enticed” and “could not restrain himself”. If the girl is a Muslim, her father and/or brothers may legally kill her for bringing shame on the family.

    I have nothing but contempt for those who treat women that way.

  • Sonagi

    Apparently in Muslim cultures, it is the woman’s fault if she is raped. The man was “enticed” and “could not restrain himself”. If the girl is a Muslim, her father and/or brothers may legally kill her for bringing shame on the family.

    “Blame the rape victim, excuse the rapist” thinking isn’t limited to Muslim cultures. Surely you’ve seen those cute little sheathed knives in Korean tourist souvenir shops and know their historical significance. Acquittals and light sentences typically meted out in cases of sexual violence have gotten media attention and angered many in Korea.

  • gangpehmoderniste

    I have to agree with Sonagi (i’m starting to agree with the liberal elements of the board a little too much), even in the most equal and women friendly countries on the planet crime against women reach horrific proportions and very often it goes unnoticed

  • Nix

    Reminds me a bit of the “Bus 44″ film

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqG4gQEEGKA
    Don’t watch it if films about rape mess with you.

  • amber

    One can not say it is Muslim or Islamic way of dong things… If we go Islamic way these men should be stoned to death which is not even half of the punishment I would be happy with for a guy who does such an act.
    You can say it is typical dead nation with no self respect and no sence of honor…. totally disgracefull…… We can not call something Islamic or Muslim way just because it happened in a Islamic Country