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A poet's digressions

What makes a poet tick? MASJALIZA HAMZAH tries to pin down the elusive Salleh Ben Joned, whose 'Sajak-sajak Salleh/Poems Sacred and Profane' was recently reissued, and finds a man both mundane and profound.

Indon illegal jailed six months for escape bid

An Indonesian illegal immigrant who tried to flee captivity by jumping into the sea at the port area in Sandakan on Christmas Eve was jailed six months by the Sessions Court.

Three illegals found hiding in car boot

Three Chinese nationals who were hiding in the boot of a car were detained at the Causeway on Monday night for attempting to enter the country illegally.

Indon gets 10 years' jail, whipping for raping girl

The Sessions Court here sentenced an Indonesian labourer yesterday to 10 years#8217; jail and ordered him to be given three strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to raping a 16-year-old girl in a house near Parit Jawa on Feb 10 last year.

Tough laws for incest

Incestuous rape will carry a prison term of between 15 and 30 years and a minimum 10 strokes of the rotan, the Cabinet has decided.

Jail and whipping for cabbie-cum-robber

A taxi driver, who robbed his passengers at knifepoint in secluded spots, was jailed a total of 57 months and ordered to be given three whippings by a magistrate's court here, yesterday.

Bar: Reforms will help reduce rapes

The Bar Council said the proposed increase in sentence for incestuous rape was appropriate to reflect the greater seriousness of the crime and distinguish it from consensual incest.

Laws should protect as well as punish

SEXUAL crimes, often accompanying violence, appear to be rife in parts of the country. Statistically these generally pertain to the different categories of rape and incest. In recent months the situation has sparked concern in various quarters, including government officials, care givers and public interest groups. Legal penalties for these violations are now accordingly heavier for convicted offenders.

New company a big boost to share market

The share market received a major boost when a newly established asset management company with about RM10bil worth of funds began operations.

Cabby gets 81 months jail, whipping for robbing spree

A taxi driver's robbing spree has earned him a total of 81 months of jail term and four strokes of the rotan.