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Mercy flight for girl postponed

The Kuala Terengganu Hospital postponed a mercy flight on Friday to transfer Mazieharita Elyana Mokhtar, three, who suffers from a growth on her neck, to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (KLH) because of her unstable condition.


Health clinic upgraded to provide more services

Folks here can expect better medical care under the RM12mil upgrading of the health clinic which is expected to begin next year and completed within 18 months.


Canadian envoy leaving for home after KL stint

Canada#8217;s outgoing High Commissioner Jean C. McCloskey will board the long flight back home on Wednesday with a deep sense of satisfaction, having done her utmost to accomplish her goals in Kuala Lumpur.


Heryati files suit against ex-stepson Tamrin

Heryati Abdul Rahim has filed a suit against her former stepson, Tamrin Tun Ghafar, claiming that he defamed her and assaulted her physically and mentally early this year.


Year's jail and whipping for child molester

A carwash worker was jailed for a year and ordered to be whipped three times for inserting his finger into an eight-year-old girl#8217;s private parts.


Groups: Provide statistics on sexual assault cases

Women#8217;s groups want police to resume giving them statistics on sexual assault cases, saying the information is critical to their work and to the public.


Case put off as Chemistry Dept report not ready

The case involving a jobless man charged with murdering a woman whose body was hacked and dumped at three different locations in April, will be re-mentioned on Aug 22 as the Chemistry Department report is not ready.


Reward for one-child families

THE government of southwest China's Yunnan province announced a series of preferential policies recently to reward rural households for adhering to the one-child policy.


Teen fiction rich in choices

As part of the reading month Hariati Azizan has compiled a review of books read by today's teenagers.


Brazil pays its poor to send children to school

Brazil's school stipend programme is a strikingly promising and innovative social programme, a relatively small public investment that goes a long way toward addressing hunger, literacy, child labour and exclusion.