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Man gets 29 years, rotan for Tabung Haji scam

An unemployed man was jailed a total of 29 years and ordered to be given 19 strokes of the rotan over the Tabung Haji scam involving RM4.4mil two years ago.

23 years' jail and rotan for Internet sex fiend

AN ASSISTANT engineer who used an Internet chat room to find young girls to rape, was on Tuesday sentenced to 23 years' jail and the maximum 24 strokes of the cane.

Please place me in any home, pleads abused teen

A 17-year-old girl, who claims that she is frequently abused by her father and cursed by her mother, has asked to be placed under the care of the Welfare Department.

PKB plans 2nd board listing soon

PERMODALAN Kedah Bhd (PKB), a state government subsidiary company involved in the construction business and management of trust shares, expects to be listed on the KLSE Second Board in the near future.

Foundation awards for needy pupils

EXCELLENCE has its rewards. A total of 119 needy primary students adopted under the Setia Adoption Programme run by S P Setia Foundation received recognition for their outstanding UPSR examination results at the inaugural #8220;Excellence Award Night#8221; ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur recently.

Bomoh jailed 30 months for molest

A bomoh was sentenced to 30 months' jail by a magistrates court here yesterday for outraging the modesty of a 16-year-old Indonesian girl.

Enhanced jail term, caning for man for second rape

A father who is serving a 16-year jail sentence and receiving eight strokes of the rotan for raping a 15-year-old girl in September last year, was yesterday sentenced to a further 18 years#8217; jail and ordered to be given 12 strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to raping an 11-year-old girl.

Cabby gets 81 months jail, whipping for robbing spree

A taxi driver's robbing spree has earned him a total of 81 months of jail term and four strokes of the rotan.

Laws should protect as well as punish

SEXUAL crimes, often accompanying violence, appear to be rife in parts of the country. Statistically these generally pertain to the different categories of rape and incest. In recent months the situation has sparked concern in various quarters, including government officials, care givers and public interest groups. Legal penalties for these violations are now accordingly heavier for convicted offenders.

Bar: Reforms will help reduce rapes

The Bar Council said the proposed increase in sentence for incestuous rape was appropriate to reflect the greater seriousness of the crime and distinguish it from consensual incest.