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AseanPlus News 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Former Thai deputy minister faces grilling over 'rape'

B>BANGKOK:/BPolice are expected to summon Thailand#8217;s former Deputy Interior Minister Sombat Uthaisang, 66, over allegations that he had raped a junior civil servant on Nov 21 last year.

Nation 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

PM withdraws action against Anwar

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad has withdrawn a bankruptcy action which he had instituted against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for owing him legal costs of RM35,381.

Nation 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

DAP expects to call PM as witness in defamation suit

The DAP is expected to call Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad to testify at the High Court in a defamation suit by former Malacca Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik against the party and two of its leaders.

Nation 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Abdul Rahim's trial deferred

The High Court has adjourned to May the defamation trial of former Malacca Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik against the DAP and two of its leaders.

Business 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

PN4 audits not practical

AN investigative audit. Now that is something to strike fear into the hearts of corporate wrongdoers #8211; or any wrongdoer, for that matter. So when the Securities Commission (SC) recently instructed over 30 PN4 companies #8211; there will likely be more #8211; to probe past losses, there is anticipation of a major crackdown.

Lifestyle 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

After-dinner jokes

IT#8217;S quite common for jokes to be told and exchanged at dinner functions. At some other events, the master of ceremonies sometimes takes it upon himself to tell a few jokes to enliven the occasion or to demonstrate his capability to amuse the crowd.

Other Sport 14 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Blatter gets damages for defamation

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been awarded damages for defamatory statements made against him, while three national associations - in Somali, Burundi and Puerto Rico - have had cash grants suspended, world football's governing body said on Wednesday.

Letters 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

A mender of judicial integrity

From humble beginnings, he worked his way up the societal ladder ending up finally as one of the most popular Chief Justices of Malaysia. Days before his retirement, Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah spoke of his achievements and dreams and the forces behind them. CHELSEA L.Y. NG has the story.

Nation 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

The judge who killed off mega awards

Chief Justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah, who #8220;killed off#8221; the mega-defamation award trend in the last decade, retires today after 21 years as a judge.

Lifestyle 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Protecting a woman's reputation

BHAG SINGH comes to the rescue and solves your legal woes.