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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.
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.
A taxi driver's robbing spree has earned him a total of 81 months of jail term and four strokes of the rotan.
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.
The Sessions Court here sentenced an Indonesian labourer yesterday to 10 years#8217; jail and ordered him to be given three strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to raping a 16-year-old girl in a house near Parit Jawa on Feb 10 last year.