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Lifestyle

Humane treatment

In conjunction with Human Rights Day today, I>StarTwo/Ilooks at the lot of the Malaysian prisoner, his/her right to humane treatment, and what is being done to help convicts rehabilitate and return to the fold of society.

Lifestyle

Too close for comfort

OVERCROWDING in Malaysian prisons has been a perennial complaint. In fact, it tends to hamper the effective implementation of correctional procedures as well as adherence to international standards for correctional facilities such as the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMR).

Nation

Work stopped on land vital to Semai villagers

The Perak Agricultural Development Corp has suspended clearing work on some 480ha of land which is an important source of jungle produce for the orang asli.

Letters

Human rights a God-given gift

Contrary to the putrid portrayal of Islam by the West, human rights in Islam has always been a fundamental principle prescribed to its followers.

Nation

Orang asli cry foul over clearing of land

The orang asli of Kampung Chang Sungai Gepai, near here, are crying foul over recent clearing activities on about 80ha of land which they claim is an important source of jungle produce.

Nation

Suhakam: Review fate of students

The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) hopes the Home Ministry will review the fate of the remaining nine students who are still being held under the Internal Security Act for alleged involvement in Jemaah Islamiah activities.

Lifestyle

Adieu, 2003

By Anthony Thanasayan

Nation

Whip traffic offenders, urge NGOs

NON-governmental organisations have urged the Government to whip traffic offenders to reduce the number of accidents.

Nation

No penalty if parents have valid reasons for not sending children to school

Suhakam has been assured by the Education Ministry that parents living in very remote areas with no schooling facilities will not be penalised if they cannot send their kids to school.

Nation

Government halts plans to deport Acehnese

The Government has shelved plans to deport eight Acehnese asylum seekers after concerns were raised over the well-being of a 13-month-old baby, said the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam).