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Native communities want quick resolution for land rights issues

KUCHING: The state government’s newly-formed Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau Committee has been urged to act speedily on resolving issues related to native customary rights (NCR) claims over land.


Sarawak government firm on reclaiming state’s rights

KUCHING: The Sarawak government remains firmly committed to reclaiming the state’s rights even though it has decided not to table a motion on the matter in the state assembly.


Factories along Sungai Langat and Sungai Semantan caused water treatment plants to shut down

SIXTEEN cases of river pollution were recorded in Selangor until the end of October, with eight in Sungai Langat forcing the Langat water treatment plant to shut and affecting more than a million customers in Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat, Petaling Jaya and Sepang.


Clear definition of rape needed

THE legal definition of rape has come into the spotlight again with renewed calls for it to be amended and broadened.


Legal reform on rape vital

KUCHING: Prompt legal reform, including amending the Penal Code’s definition of rape, is needed to better protect children, said the Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS).


Rehabilitation the way forward

KUCHING: Rehabilitation of offenders in prison is one way forward in the effort to reduce crime, said Welfare, Women and Community Wellbeing Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah.


Caning proposal not a done deal

KUALA Lumpur mayor Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz’s proposal of caning for offenders guilty of putting up illegal advertisements may have caught attention and raised eyebrows, but it is a last-ditch effort to win the war against the mounting problem.


Plan to redevelop Vivekananda Ashram is put on hold

KUALA Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib has postponed all matters pertaining to the request for planning permission requested by the trustees of Vivekananda Ashram Kuala Lumpur to redevelop the century-old building, until the site is gazetted as a National Heritage site.


A concerted effort has to be made to curb illegal street advertising

ALMOST every township in major cities faces one common problem besides potholes – illegal advertisements.


Taxi drivers top lists on MeterOn app complaints

JOHOR BARU: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) had received about 200 complaints made via the MeterOn smartphone app since its launch on March 24 in Kuala Lumpur.