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