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Lifestyle 02 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Joining hands to prevent rape

The brutal rape and murder of two 10-year-old girls just weeks into the new year triggered an outpouring of rage across the nation, with mounting public pressure to come down hard on rapists. What can be done to nip this disturbing trend of violent rapes, especially those involving young children BRENDA BENEDICT looks at the issues involved.

Nation 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Swollen river floods Kuching

Following the worst floods in the city in years, Kuching saw glimpses of sunlight Monday. But thousands of people still had to be evacuated as their homes continued to be flooded by the swollen Sarawak River.

Nation 21 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Murder accused with family for CNY

A 16-year-old boy who has been charged with the murder of a 12-year-old boy will be spending the Chinese New Year with his family at his hometown in Batu Gajah.

Nation 21 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rapists registry

A separate registry for sex offenders, to track and monitor their activities after they are released from prison, has been proposed. 'Right now, they are lumped together with other convicted criminals under the Registration of Criminals and Undesirable Persons Act 1969 for registrable offences,' said Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

Nation 18 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Victims face bleak future

Residents here woke up to the grim sight of scores of razed buildings as victims of the biggest fire ever to hit this coastal town brooded over their future.

Nation 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Abandoned boys reunited with mum

Two young brothers found abandoned at a condominium here on Sunday have been reunited with their illegal immigrant mother.

Nation 02 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Poor pupils will still get RM80 aid

Poor primary school pupils will continue to receive their RM80 in monthly financial aid from the National Unity and Social Development Ministry.

Nation 11 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Harsh life for child used by mum to beg

Life has been anything but easy for a two-year-old Down Syndrome child who was being used by his mother to beg from the public at Jalan Sultan Ismail in Kuala Terengganu.

Nation 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Abandoned kids handed over to Welfare Department

Two children abandoned by their parents and left in the care of a babysitter for over a month have been handed over to the authorities.

Nation 05 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aid for bus crash victims

The Welfare Department will provide aid to victims and families of the victims involved in the bus crash that claimed 14 lives.