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