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Howard govt facing crisis over prison abuses

By Jeffrey Francis

No more whipping demos in primary schools

The Government will stop conducting whipping demonstrations in primary schools. Deputy Internal Security Minister Chia Kwang Chye said the on-going demonstrations by the Prisons Department would be reviewed and its target group redefined following criticism by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).

When the syllabus fails to deliver

From BLADEWING of Malacca.

Stop the caning displays

From HOLD THE DEMO of Kuala Lumpur.

Show of cruelty can breed violence instead

From Peter Young of Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Noh and press meet ISA detainees

Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Noh Omar held a face-to-face meeting with Internal Security Act detainees at the Kamunting Detention Centre here yesterday.

Lean, Green cooking machine

He came, he saw, and he cooked his way to the stomachs of his many Malaysian fans, writes TEE SHIAO EEK.

Suhakam: Whipping demos counter-productive

Conducting whipping demonstrations in schools to deter students from crimes is counter-productive and contrary to human rights conventions, said the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).

Enjoying rape?

I WRITE as an outraged human being. I am sickened and appalled after reading the article I>Furore over remark on rape/I(I>The Star/I>, May 24).

‘Alleged abuse case explained to Indons’

Malaysia has explained to the Indonesian public the abuse case of one of their compatriots who worked as a housemaid in Kuala Lumpur, said Deputy Information Minister Datuk Zainudin Maidin.