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3 to hang, 2 get jail for kidnapping schoolgirl PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 21:22

JOHOR BARU: Three men were sentenced to death while two others were jailed for kidnapping a schoolgirl in 2008.

Steven Pangiraja, 27, Vicknes Ponniah, 29, and Ravikumar Ramar, 22, were sentenced to be hanged by the High Court yesterday, while two 19-year-olds were sentenced to be held at the discretion of the Sultan of Johor as they were minors at the time of the offence.

Use death penalty only in rare cases' PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 21:21

KUALA LUMPUR: A retired Federal Court judge said the death penalty should be imposed only in exceptional cases.

Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram said this depended on the circumstances of each case and that judges should be given the discretion to impose the capital punishment.

Several detained ahead of planned Bersih rally PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 June 2011 23:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detain-ed several people ahead of the Bersih 2.0 rally on July 9.

Bernama reported that in Taman Kosas, Ampang, authorities held eight men, who were wearing yellow T-shirts with the words ‘Bersih 2.0’ written in Jawi.

Bar: Provide education and healthcare to refugees PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 23:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council Malaysia has called for refugees in the country to be provided with holistic protection, covering healthcare, education and livelihood.

Malaysian Bar president Lim Chee Wee claimed refugees and asylum-seekers here were often subjected to physical and emotional abuse, inhumane treatment and extremely poor living and sanitation conditions.

Bar welcomes Suhakam plan PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Suhakam should apply to speak on behalf of indigenous peoples in their suits against government agencies or developers for alleged encroachment.

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