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Heart in the right place

ONE of Malaysia#8217;s most accomplished women has been chosen to act on the world#8217;s stage to better the lot of women and children everywhere. LI EE KEE has the story.

Justice for the women

Women#8217;s issues will not go away, even when they lapse from public view. With today being International Women#8217;s Day, TAN LEE KUEN takes a look at what women#8217;s groups have been doing this past year.

Invest in our children

B>BANGKOK:/BFacts presented at the sixth ministerial consultation of the East Asia and Pacific region, which ended on Wednesday in Denpasar, make it clear that children continue to be the objects of abuse and neglect at the hands of adults.

Thai police kill two suspected gunrunners

B>BANGKOK:/BThai police shot and killed two suspected gun dealers yesterday, the first casualties in a war on mafia-style mobsters ordered by the prime minister.

Thaksin now targets the mafia

By M. Veera Pandiyan

Thai, Myanmar, Russian women recruited as sex slaves in Australia

B>CANBERRA:/BThai, Myanmar and Russian women are being smuggled into Australia to work for little or no pay as prostitutes, a newspaper reported yesterday, days after the country's first cases of sex slavery went to court.

Stolen patrol boat may be with pirates

A Fisheries Department patrol boat which was stolen from an outpost in Pulau Tinggi, off Mersing, may have been used by a foreign syndicate involved in human trafficking or piracy.

Move to check flesh trade

The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has formed a task force to look into the issue of trafficking in women and prostitution.

JI tops agenda at police meet

The hunt for suspected Jemaah Islamiah (JI) members, especially its bomb expert Dr Azahari Husin and chief co-ordinator Nordin Mohd Top, is expected to be hotly discussed by Asean police chiefs during their annual meeting in Manila beginning today.

India’s rock star faces public rage

B>NEW DELHI:/BFans turned foes and heckled India's top rock star Daler Mehndi yesterday after he surrendered to police in northern Punjab state after a month of hiding to face charges of human trafficking.