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Lifestyle 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Irksome bank rules

A fortnightly collaboration between StarWeekend and the Consumers Association ofPenang (CAP).

Nation 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Book them, ministry tells police

THE Home Ministry has directed Bukit Aman to identify major unresolved crimes and go all out to book the criminals and syndicates involved in these cases.

Nation 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

States need to standardise Islamic family rules, says Shahrizat

The Women and Family Development Ministry and the Perlis Government have agreed on the urgent need to standardise Islamic family laws following the controversy over the ruling on polygamy in the state.

AseanPlus News 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Filipinos debate switch to parliamentary rule

B>MANILA:/BIn a bid to consolidate their troubled democracy, Filipinos are debating a shift from a presidential to a parliamentary system to make their political leaders more accountable and hasten the pace of much-needed reforms.

Nation 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Court grants Soh access to two categories of documents

Businessman Datuk Soh Chee Wen has been granted access to two out of the 11 categories of documents taken by the Securities Commission in the course of an investigation against him for two counts of alleged fraud involving different shares.

Nation 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

ACA to probe councils, Land and Mines Dept

The Anti-Corruption Agency will carry out a thorough inspection on the policy system and work procedures of all local councils and Land and Mines Department offices nationwide soon.

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 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Letters 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kerk: Barisan may wipe out DAP in next general election

DAP has admitted that there are worrying signs for the Opposition in the next general election, saying that the Barisan Nasional looks set to wipe out the party.