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Nation 31 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Immigration officers ignorant of changes

Four years ago, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sent out a directive that mothers could sign as guardians of their children on certain official forms, such as passport applications, but a number of civil servants still refuse to allow them to do so. Mothers run into problems when applying for their children's passport because old forms, defining the father as the guardian, were still being used at the Immigration Department offices.

Nation 08 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Building consensus over conversions

Several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and religious groups have agreed to set up a loose coalition to build consensus on social and legal problems that arise after a spouse converts to Islam.

Lifestyle 08 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Pushing for an Act

The Women's Development Collective produced a book on sexual harassment last year as part of their efforts to encourage the tabling of a Bill on sexual harassment and the implementation of the proposed Sexual Harassment Act. PATSY KAM speaks to one of the authors for her take on the issue.

Lifestyle 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sexual harassment no joke

THE Joint Action Group Against Violence Against Women (JAG) is concerned over recent media reports which equate sexual harassment with women #8220;using their feminine wiles in the workplace#8221;.

Nation 17 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Book on harassment launched

The Women's Development Collective has launched a book of case studies relating to sexual harassment at the workplace to highlight the need for legislation to create a dignified working environment for women workers.