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Changes to allow underage sexual crime victims to get legal advice

KUALA LUMPUR: Amendments to the Legal Aid Act 1971 will allow underage victims of sexual crimes and their family members to seek legal advice.


Cops given the power to probe child porn, sexual grooming

PETALING JAYA: Police can now start investigating cases of sexual grooming and child pornography.


Child sexual victims can testify in special court

PETALING JAYA: Child sexual victims would be less fearful and traumatised while relating their ordeal in the newly formed Special Criminal Court, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.


Child victims have safe and cosy room to testify

PUTRAJAYA: It looks like any comfortable and well-furnished room and, given the situation of its intended occupants, it certainly needs to look welcoming.


Permata Room for the benefit of child witnesses

PUTRAJAYA: The special court to handle cases of sexual crimes against children is equipped with various facilities, including a waiting room for child witnesses.


Opposition reps to speak up though motions thrown out

GEORGE TOWN: The Opposition will still bring up the issue of two motions which were rejected by the Speaker, during the state assembly session set to start on Friday.


Govt to consider adding victim compensation to Child Sexual Crimes Bill

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will consider adding a provision on victim compensation for sexual offences under the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill 2017, said Minister in the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.


MCA: Heed advice of former mufti on rapists marrying child victims

PETALING JAYA: MCA welcomes the advice of former Terengganu mufti Datuk Ismail Yahya to people not to misuse Prophet Muhammad’s name to justify rape and marriage.


Penang Umno: Lim taking on Shabudin as a tit-for-tat

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Umno will file a motion against Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng urging him to step down at the May 19 state assembly sitting.

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