Taking Rapists To Task

PUTRAJAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will intervene before any individual charged with rape is allowed to marry the victim, said its minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim. Referring to the case of a 22-year-old man in Sarawak whose rape charges were dropped after he married his 14-year-old victim, she said the matter should not have happened as rape was a serious...

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Sex offenders’ registry long overdue

Sex offenders’ registry long overdue

The call for the sex offenders’ registry is loud. With the likes of Richard Huckle and other paedophiles in our midst, we need to know who the dangerous people are. But is anyone listening? ON the night of Aug 20, 2007, a little girl went shopping for a hair clip near her neighbourhood in Wangsa Maju. She was dragged into a white van and went missing.A month later, a bag was found outside a...

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Runaways find solace with lovers

PETALING JAYA: Young love – with many running away to be with their boyfriends – is the likely reason for girls making up almost three-quarters of children who went missing last year, say welfare groups.Suriana Welfare Society for Children chairman James Nayagam said they were often influenced by their boyfriends.“What happens is that their boyfriends lure them into human trafficking...

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