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Letters 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Getting children to reveal abuse

Today,10 police officers begin training on how to videotape interviews of child victims and witnesses.The pressure is on them and their British trainers as they will be in a pilot project which,if successful, will help institutionalise child-friendly courts in Malaysia,SHAILA KOSHY reports.

Nation 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cops do not rule out arson in foreshore fire probe

Police have not ruled out arson as the cause of the pre-dawn fire which killed two sisters and injured another family of four at the Noordin Street Ghaut foreshore area on Tuesday.

Nation 10 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 05 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Please place me in any home, pleads abused teen

A 17-year-old girl, who claims that she is frequently abused by her father and cursed by her mother, has asked to be placed under the care of the Welfare Department.

Nation 07 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Parents, pregnant woman airlifted from floods

An unidentified businessman chartered a helicopter to airlift his elderly parents, who were among some 3,000 villagers stranded in the floods in Bau on Wednesday.

Nation 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mum hopes trio will walk again

Housewife P. Mageswary shuttles often between her squatter shack in Kampung Sri Puchong and Universiti Hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

Lifestyle 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Doing her best on her own

ANGELA RANI is seated between her eldest daughter, Raja Rajeswary (or Rajes) and her good friend, Thilagawadi, on the three-seater settee at Wanita Ikram#8217;s office in Kajang. Her youngest daughter, Thanes, makes herself comfortable on the carpeted flooring next to Thilagawadi.

Nation 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Safe haven under a bridge Marooned gypsies to be given assistance

For several months, two ethnic Filipino sea gypsy families have found shelter under a bridge in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city.

Lifestyle 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Children with reading problems

B>D/B>YSLEXIA? What is that?#148; I asked my good friend, KC, when she mentioned that my six-year-old son, Foo Shearn, could be dyslexic as he failed all his tests in his final year in kindergarten in October 2001.

Nation 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Provide financial aid to families of ISA detainees'

The Home Ministry should provide families of Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees with financial support in lieu of the loss of income caused by the detention, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia said.