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Malaysia's Abortion Law And Policies

by kayla on 20 July 2016

A taboo topicAbortion is a taboo topic and people seldom broach this weighty subject. It is spoken about in hush-hush tones and never discussed in detail.What is abortion? It is...

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Rape and Sexual Assault: Rape Cases and Sexual Violence Statistics In Malaysia

by kayla on 17 May 2016

Sexual violence statistics There is a whopping number of 37, 263 rape cases, involving girls as young as six, reported from 2000 until 2015. This which means there is an...

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Rape and Sexual Assault: Does The Malaysian Rape Law Need Amendment?

by kayla on 20 May 2016

Proposed amendment to rape lawIn this final part about rape and sexual assaults in the country, we will examine the proposed amendments by The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality...

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Malaysia's Abortion Laws: The Woman Who Was Charged, Jailed, And Acquitted

by kayla on 25 July 2016

First woman in Malaysia jailed for abortionThis is the second part of Malaysia's abortion laws where we will look into the story of a Nepali woman, Nirmala Thapa, who became...

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Malaysia's Abortion Law And Policies

by kayla on 20 July 2016

A taboo topicAbortion is a taboo topic and people seldom broach this weighty subject. It is spoken about in hush-hush tones and never discussed in detail.What is abortion? It is...

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Don't Meddle In Malaysia's Affairs, Azalina Warns

by kayla on 19 July 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Newly-minted minister in charge of law Datuk Seri Azalina Othman has warned foreign parties not to meddle in Malaysia's affairs.The Pengerang MP issued the warning in a statement...

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Assaults Against Uber Drivers, Now Robbing Passengers. What Next?

by kayla on 19 July 2016

IN recent days, we have been reading news about taxi drivers' bad behaviour -- particularly assaults and harassment against ride-sharing drivers of Uber and Grabcar. Adding to the catalogue of...

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Illegal Immigrant As Security Guard Is A No-No

by kayla on 15 July 2016

Why hire foreign workers?Typically, foreign migrants from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal and Myanmar, among other countries, are brought in to Malaysia to work in low-skill jobs.These foreign workers are scattered among...

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Myanmar Migrants In Malaysia Risk Jail Due To Passport Delay

by kayla on 13 July 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Myanmar migrants in Malaysia are forced to overstay in the country as the Myanmar embassy here delays the passport extension process due to heavy scrutiny. According to a...

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Second Assault Against Ride-Sharing Driver In A Week

by kayla on 29 June 2016

PETALING JAYA: Assaults against ride-sharing drivers are on the rise -- with the latest attack involving a GrabCar driver yesterday morning.In the latest incident, a 35-year-old GrabCar driver's vehicle was...

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Table Anti-Grooming Law In Next Parliament Sitting'

by kayla on 27 June 2016

PETALING JAYA: The Government must tackle child pornography and anti-grooming issues as soon as possible by introducing relevant legislations in the coming Parliament sitting and also, to provide training for...

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Malaysia Needs Law To Fight Child Grooming

by kayla on 15 June 2016

Introduce new laws to prevent child groomingThe Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is urging the Government to introduce laws to fight child grooming to identify sexual predators who are preying on...

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Protect Sexual Abuse Victims In Court

by kayla on 13 June 2016

Enacting laws to protect sexual abuse victims in courtIn the wake of the horrific sexual abuse against 23 girls and boys committed by British paedophile Richard Huckle, the Malaysian Government...

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Paedophiles: Is Castration A Solution?

by kayla on 06 June 2016

People only act when something terrible happensIn the wake of a horrific gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl from Bengkulu, Sumatra, the Indonesian president, Joko Widodo signed a...

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Alarmingly High Road Deaths - What's Wrong?

by kayla on 06 June 2016

Over 100 road offences recorded within three hours operationsA total of 134 offences were recorded in a mere three-hour special joint operation conducted by several enforcement agencies along the Dengkil...

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Child Matters: Reaching Epidemic Levels In Malaysia?

by kayla on 06 June 2016

Heartbreaking stories of child abuseThe stories of child maltreatment and child abuse will probably make your blood boil. That is a natural response. If it happens far many times, what...

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Disturbing Details Of Huckle's Abuse: Are We Keeping The Kids Safe?

by kayla on 03 June 2016

Surfing the internet today is depressingThe news feed today is filled with updates of none other than one of Britain's worst ever paedophiles, Richard Huckle. Chances are, you've already read...

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Child Matters: What Is Child Abuse?

by kayla on 03 June 2016

The child abuse phenomenonChild abuse is not a new phenomenon in Malaysia but yet, the number of horrific cases recorded is on the rise. According to statistics released by the...

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Cinema Is Possible In Kelantan, Only If It's Not Too Dark

by kayla on 31 May 2016

The fear over HududThe fear began when PAS expressed its intention to debate the hudud Bill in Parliament because essentially, it will affect Malaysia's Federal Constitution. If, fundamentally, the PAS...

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Rape and Sexual Assault: Does The Malaysian Rape Law Need Amendment?

by kayla on 20 May 2016

Proposed amendment to rape lawIn this final part about rape and sexual assaults in the country, we will examine the proposed amendments by The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality...

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Rape and Sexual Assault: Rape Cases and Sexual Violence Statistics In Malaysia

by kayla on 17 May 2016

Sexual violence statistics There is a whopping number of 37, 263 rape cases, involving girls as young as six, reported from 2000 until 2015. This which means there is an...

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Rape and Sexual Assault: What To Do After A Sexual Assault Or Rape?

by kayla on 16 May 2016

Malaysia rape laws explainedThe Malaysia Penal Code broadly defines rape as non-consensual sexual intercourse, or consensual sexual intercourse that was accomplished by putting the woman in fear of death or...

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From Friends To Enemies: Ali Tinju And Jamal Yunos

by kayla on 13 May 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The friendship between Sungai Besar Umno division leader Jamal Yunos and "Red Shirts" leader Ali Tinju has been short-lived. The duo fostered a bond last year as they...

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Bak Kut Teh Facebook Posting Was A "Joke"

by kayla on 10 May 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Vivian Lee, the female half of Alvivi, told the Sessions Court today that sex blogger Alvin Tan thought the controversial Ramadan bak kut teh Facebook posting was hilarious.The...

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Attempting Suicide In Malaysia Could Land You In Jail

by kayla on 04 May 2016

Suicide is a crime in MalaysiaImagine this - you try to take your own life by jumping off a building or a bridge, but somehow failed.You are now miserable over...

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Suspected "Predator" Policeman Identified

by kayla on 25 April 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: A police corporal who allegedly performed sex acts on three teenagers at the Jinjang Centralised lockup centre pleaded not guilty before the Magistrate's Court here today.31-year-old lance corporal...

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Time To Review Esscom

by kayla on 07 April 2016

Kidnapped by piratesThe abduction of two Malaysians by a group of armed men at a seafood restaurant in Sandakan, Sabah, that rocked the country last year is still fresh in...

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Second Chances For Ex-Convicts

by kayla on 01 April 2016

The parole system The parole system gives second chances for ex-convicts to reintegrate into societyUnder current Malaysian law, offenders are given a second chance under a parole system introduced in...