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AseanPlus News 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Former Thai deputy minister faces grilling over 'rape'

B>BANGKOK:/BPolice are expected to summon Thailand#8217;s former Deputy Interior Minister Sombat Uthaisang, 66, over allegations that he had raped a junior civil servant on Nov 21 last year.

Nation 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

PM withdraws action against Anwar

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad has withdrawn a bankruptcy action which he had instituted against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for owing him legal costs of RM35,381.

Nation 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

DAP expects to call PM as witness in defamation suit

The DAP is expected to call Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad to testify at the High Court in a defamation suit by former Malacca Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik against the party and two of its leaders.

Nation 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Abdul Rahim's trial deferred

The High Court has adjourned to May the defamation trial of former Malacca Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik against the DAP and two of its leaders.

Nation 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The judge who killed off mega awards

Chief Justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah, who #8220;killed off#8221; the mega-defamation award trend in the last decade, retires today after 21 years as a judge.

Nation 17 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

SMS empowers but let’s be responsible users

The Star Says: It has happened again. Somebody gets a 'juicy' rumour from an acquaintance, and decides to forward it to just about everyone he or she knows - easily done in today's world of instantaneous electronic communications.

Education 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Outrage over cyber bullying

Cruel and insidious, cyber-bullying in the form of gossip is traumatising teenagers, report ERIKA HAYASAKI and JIA-RUI CHONG.

Nation 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Serve the people, Samy tells elected reps

MIC President Datuk S. Samy Vellu said assemblymen and MPs are not like passengers #8220;who board and alight from buses.#8221;

AseanPlus News 16 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Speakers' Corner loses spark

B>SINGAPORE:/BA tightly controlled area allowing Singaporeans their only venue to #8220;speak freely#8221; about politics and other local issues is attracting fewer than four speakers a week, a media report said Sunday.

AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK tourist jailed over false rape claim

B>BANGKOK:/BA Hong Kong tourist was sentenced to 18 months in jail by a Thai court yesterday after confessing to fabricating a claim she was gang-raped here earlier this month, officials from the criminal court said.