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Education

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.

Nation

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.

Nation

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.

Nation

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.

Nation

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.

Nation

New company a big boost to share market

The share market received a major boost when a newly established asset management company with about RM10bil worth of funds began operations.

Letters

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.

Nation

Jail and whipping for cabbie-cum-robber

A taxi driver, who robbed his passengers at knifepoint in secluded spots, was jailed a total of 57 months and ordered to be given three whippings by a magistrate's court here, yesterday.

Nation

Indon gets 10 years' jail, whipping for raping girl

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.

Nation

Tough laws for incest

Incestuous rape will carry a prison term of between 15 and 30 years and a minimum 10 strokes of the rotan, the Cabinet has decided.