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Cops nab 49-year-old man for molest, rape of disabled stepdaughter
BATU GAJAH: A 49-year-old driver was nabbed by police yesterday on suspicion of molesting and raping his disabled stepdaughter.
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Batu Gajah police nab driver for molest, rape of disabled stepdaughter
A 49-year-old driver was nabbed by police yesterday on suspicion of molesting and raping his disabled stepdaughter.
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Batu Gajah police nab driver for molest, rape of disabled stepdaughter
BATU GAJAH, Sept 14 — A 49-year-old driver was nabbed by police yesterday on suspicion of molesting and raping his disabled stepdaughter.
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Batu Gajah police nab driver for alleged molest, rape of disabled stepdaughter
BATU GAJAH (Bernama): A 49-year-old driver was nabbed by police here Friday (Sept 13) on suspicion of molesting and raping his disabled stepdaughter.
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Karnival Usahawan Desa in Putrajaya targets sales of RM40m
PETALING JAYA, Sept 12 — The Rural Development Ministry is optimistic of participants at Karnival Usahawan Desa (KUD), to be held from Oct 17 to 21 in Putrajaya, which will be the last location for ...
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Three-month-old baby rescued in operation to weed out beggars
JITRA: A three-month-old baby girl was among those rescued by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) in an integrated operation to weed out beggars and vagrants around Kubang Pasu and Kota Star last nigh...
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YaPEIM allocates RM4m for food bank programme
KUANTAN: The Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM) has allocated RM4 million for implementation of its Food Bank 1.0 programme nationwide.
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Esscom detain 20 foreigners in Kunak
KUNAK: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) has detained 20 foreigners in Op Gasak which was conducted for five hours in Kampung Kunak 3 here yesterday.
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Family with son suffering from cerebral palsy appealing for generosity of public
MACHANG (Bernama): The cost of caring for Muhammad Aiman Asyraf Ramli, 21, who has lived with cerebral palsy since he was two years old, is becoming too much to bear for his family, who is pleading for help from the public.
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Syed Saddiq assumes older generation holding on to good jobs, high salaries, says MCA
PETALING JAYA: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman's rejection of a proposal to extend the retirement age from 60 to 65 is immature and suggests...
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Public sector should achieve one per cent of OKU employment: Hannah Yeoh
SUBANG JAYA (Aug 30): The public sector has to achieve at least one per cent of Persons with Disabilities (OKU) employment to be able to show a good example to the private sector, said Deputy Women, ...
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Tengku Hassanal visits fire victims in Sungai Lembing
KUANTAN: The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, today visited Sungai Lembing to extend his condolences to the victims of a fire which razed 32 buildings this morning and is believed ...
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Pahang Regent visits Sungai Lembing fire victims
KUANTAN (Bernama): The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, visited Sungai Lembing Saturday (Aug 31) to extend his condolences to the...
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Blind, but this mechanic can see whatever is wrong with any m-cycle
BATU GAJAH: He may be blind since birth and not had much of an education but Azhar Ibrahim is living his dream of being a motorcycle mechanic.
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Yeoh: Public sector should take the lead in OKU recruitment
SUBANG JAYA (Bernama): At least one percent of public sector employees should be people with disabilities (OKU) employment to show a good example to the private...
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Public sector should achieve one per cent of OKU employment – Hannah Yeoh
Hannah Yeoh – Bernama file photo SUBANG JAYA: The public sector has to achieve at least one per cent of Persons with Disabilities (OKU) employment to be able to show a good example to the private s...
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Council for people with disabilities soon – Frankie
Poon signing a document to show his commitment to implement the Asean Enabling Masterplan 2025 while, from left, Chew, Wong, Chee and others look on.
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Let SWD conduct urine tests on under-aged offenders: Analyst
KUALA LUMPUR: The government should amend the law linked to drugs by giving the authority to the Social Welfare Department (SWD) to conduct urine tests on under 18 years old offenders.
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Convicted scholar not listed in child sex offender registry
PhD student Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, who was convicted for possession of child pornography in the UK, is not listed in the child sex offenders’ registry maintained by Malaysia’s Social Welfare Dep...
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Why convicted paedophile Nur Fitri is not a registered child sex offender in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The government’s official records of convicted child sexual offenders are only from 2017 onwards as they are parked under a new 2017 law, while a math genius who is currentl...
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Flat deemed safe after gas explosion
GEORGE TOWN: The low-cost apartment in Jalan Paya Terubong, which saw one of its units rocked by a gas explosion on Sunday, has been declared safe for occupancy.
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Monthly deduction for PPR rental payments implemented since last month - State Exco
ISKANDAR PUTERI (Aug 18): The state government has started deducting the People's Housing Project (PPR) rental payments directly from tenants’ monthly financial aid since last month, said Johor Hous...
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Number of special needs people with jobs still low in Malaysia
SEREMBAN: The number of special needs people with jobs is still low in Malaysia, standing at just 0.31 of the workforce, according to data from the Social Welfare Department.
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Number of special needs people with jobs still low in Malaysia
SEREMBAN, Aug 17 — The number of special needs people with jobs is still low in Malaysia, standing at just 0.31 per cent of the workforce, according to data from the Social Welfare Department.
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Deputy minister offers counseling support to Nora Quoirin’s family
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 — The Social Welfare Department is ready to provide counselling support to family members of Irish teenager, Nora Anne Quoirin, who was found dead yesterday not far from the resort...
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Penang storm victims urged to apply for aid
GEORGE TOWN: Families affected by the freak storm on Friday can apply for state government aid.
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Parents’ awareness to register OKU children still low in Kelantan
KOTA BARU: Awareness of parents and guardians in Kelantan to register their children or family members with special needs with the Social Welfare Department to obtain the Persons with Disabilities (OK...
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Penang storm victims urged to lodge police report for aid
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 12): Families in Penang whose houses were damaged in the powerful storm on Friday night have been urged to lodge a police report immediately to receive aid from the state government...
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RM500 storm relief for affected Penang households
GEORGE TOWN: Families in Penang whose houses were damaged in the powerful storm on Friday night have been urged to lodge a police report immediately to receive aid from the state government.
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Penang storm victims urged to lodge police report for aid
GEORGE TOWN: Families in Penang whose houses were damaged in the powerful storm on Friday night have been urged to lodge a police report immediately to receive aid from the state government.
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Mukhriz: Over 1,000 homes damaged in Kedah storm
JITRA, Aug 11 — The storm on Friday which swept through the northern region damaged 1,358 houses in Kedah, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.
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Over 1,000 homes damaged in Kedah storm: Mukhriz
JITRA: The storm on Friday which swept through the northern region damaged 1,358 houses in Kedah, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir.
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Looters cash in on storm chaos at trading stalls
KANGAR: About 20 traders at the Dataran 350 petty traders’ centre here lost goods and money either to thieves or to the weather in the chaos which ensued when last night’s strong winds and heavy r...
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Traders lose goods to thieves, weather during storm
KANGAR: About 20 traders at the Dataran 350 here ‘lost’ their goods either to thieves or to the weather in the chaos which ensued when last night’s strong winds and heavy rains brought down thei...
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Havoc in many areas as storm hits Kedah and Perlis
ALOR SETAR: Several areas in Kedah and Perlis were hit by storm from 8.00pm on Friday night (Aug 9), resulting in many uprooted trees, damaged roofs and a few cars being crushed by fallen trees.
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Applications to use E-DKK still low: Hannah Yeoh
KOTA KINABALU: Only 92 applications to check 1,497 names have been received for the registry of sexual offenders against children (e-DKK) which was launched by the Women.
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Applications to use sex offender registry still low - Hannah Yeoh
Only 92 applications to check 1,497 names have been received for the sex offenders registry (e-DKK) which was launched by the Women.
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228 workplace nurseries set up in public sector as of July: Hannah Yeoh
KOTA KINABALU: About 228 child nurseries have been set up in public sector workplaces nationwide which are registered with the Social Welfare Department until July, said Deputy Women, Family, and Comm...
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228 child nurseries set up in govt agencies as of July, says deputy minister
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 6 — About 228 nurseries have been set up in public sector work places nationwide which are registered with the Social Welfare Department until July, said Deputy Women, Family,...
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10 Asnaf in Manjoi receive assistance
IPOH: Ten asnaf (tithe recipients) including single mothers in the Manjoi state constituency here received assistance through the “Ziarah Kasih” programme.
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Give your babies up for adoption, don’t dump them: Wan Azizah
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has issued a plea to teenage girls and women who have become pregnant out of wedlock and do not intend to keep their babies, to ...
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64% of abandoned babies found dead
JASIN: About 64% of the 945 cases of abandoned babies were found dead from 2010 until last year, after they were left in places like public toilets and garbage areas, according to Deputy Minister of W...
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64% of abandoned babies are found dead
JASIN: About 64% of the 945 babies abandoned between 2010 and last year were found dead.
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64pc of babies abandoned 2010-2017 found dead, says deputy minister
JASIN, Aug 2 — About 64 per cent of the 945 cases of abandoned babies were found dead from 2010 until last year after they were left in places like public toilets and garbage areas, said Deputy Mini...
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Hannah Yeoh: Giving alms to beggars encourages begging habit
KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — To give is better than to receive, but Malaysians are urged to not be so generous as their generosity can hamper efforts by the government to rid street begging.
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Alternatives to keeping children in detention
COMMENT | Suhakam repeats its call to the government to stop the detention of children, regardless of their status or documentation, as it contravenes the Convention on the Rights of the Child to whic...
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‘Anak kami’ adoption programme helps save illegitimate babies
MALACCA: When she was working as a reporter eight years ago, Suraya Ali’s cried when she saw the remains of a newborn baby taken out of a toilet bowl by a rescue team.
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Audit dept reprimand three Kelantan gov't agencies
AUDIT REPORT | The Audit Department has reprimanded three Kelantan government agencies.
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Audit Dept reprimands three Kelantan govt agencies
KOTA BARU, July 15 — The Audit Department has reprimanded three Kelantan government agencies, namely, the state secretary office which manages the Kelantan Affordable Home Programme (RMKK); state So...
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Storm damages 16 houses in Temerloh
TEMERLOH: A storm damaged 16 houses and two government buildings in several areas here yesterday.
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Alleged rape victim under Welfare Dept’s protection
SERDANG: The Indonesian maid involved in the rape investigation on a Perak exco member is now under the care and responsibility of the Social Welfare Department, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Two incidents of pollution in Pasir Gudang affected thousands: Here’s what we know so far
KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — Pasir Gudang in Johor has been thrust into the spotlight once again after another pollution incident made the headlines just months after the Sungai Kim Kim disaster.
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Woman who abandoned children surrenders to police
HULU TERENGGANU: The woman believed to have left her three children “home alone” here since the beginning of the month, has surrendered to the police.
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Team up with govt to provide health care for poor, MP tells NGOs
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has called for private-public partnerships to provide medical assistance to the urban poor and undocumented who cannot afford treatment.
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Sarawak Labour Dept to help recovering addicts find jobs
KUCHING, July 6 — The Department of Labour Sarawak (JTKSwk) will co-operate with the National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) in the effort to provide job opportunities to former participants of its treatm...
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Adults to blame for sexual assaults by children on children: Paediatric consultant
PETALING JAYA: Exposure to pornographic material has been singled out as the main cause of sexual abuse among children, and adults – including parents – are mostly to blame, said senior consultant...
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Nursery where rape took place to be shut down
KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is in the process of shutting down the nursery in Batu Gajah, Perak, where a four-year-old girl was raped by the caretaker’s 12-yea...
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‘Fully use sexual offenders registry’
BANGI: Parents and people directly involved with children should check the background of their poten­tial employees against the registry of sexual offenders against children (e-DKK), which has received 68 applications since April.
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Parents, employers told to optimise registry of sexual offenders
Dr Wan Azizah (right) visits the Malaysian Islamic Training Institute (ILIM) in-house pre-school yesterday.
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Hire more from OKU community and empower them, says Penang deputy chief minister
BUTTERWORTH, June 30 — Both government and private sectors have a responsibility to empower people with disabilities (OKU), by increasing the number of work opportunities for them.
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Hire more from OKU community and empower them: Penang Deputy CM
BUTTERWORTH: Both government and private sectors have a responsibility to empower people with disabilities (OKU), by increasing the number of work opportunities for them.
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Employers should help address issues on married couples staying apart: DPM
BANGI: Employers should play their role to address issues on married couples having to stay apart due to work commitments, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Parents, employers told to optimise registry of sexual offenders
BANGI: Parents and persons who are directly involved with children are advised to fully utilise the registry of sexual offenders against children (e-DKK). Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Aziz...
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Employers should help address issues on married couples staying apart – DPM
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail – Bernama file photo BANGI: Employers should play their role to address issues on married couples having to stay apart due to work commitments, said Deputy Prime...
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Use registry of child sexual offenders to check on staff, employers urged
BANGI: Utilise the registry of sexual offenders against children (e-DKK), Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail advised those directly working with children.
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Family time important for married couples, DPM reminds employers
BANGI, June 30 — Employers should play their role to address issues on married couples having to stay apart due to work commitments, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Make full use of sex offender registry, urges DPM
Parents and persons directly involved with children have been advised to fully utilise the Registry System for Sexual Offenders against Children (e-DKK). Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail...
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Parents employers told to optimise registry of sexual offenders
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail – Bernama file photo BANGI: Parents and persons who are directly involved with children  are advised to fully utilise the registry of sexual offenders against c...
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DPM urges parents, employers to make full use of sex offenders’ registry
BANGI, June 30 — Parents and persons who are directly involved with children are advised to fully utilise the registry of sexual offenders against children (e-DKK). Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri...
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Wan Azizah launches campaign to curb baby dumping
Dr Wan Azizah launches the campaign to curb baby dumping.
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Campaign to reduce baby dumping
SEPANG: Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today launched a campaign to curb baby dumping which she said is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately.
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Wan Azizah launches campaign to curb baby dumping
SEPANG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today launched a campaign to curb baby dumping which she said is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately.
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Two independent living centres to empower the differently abled
PUTRAJAYA: Two Independent Living Centres (ILC) will be set up this year as the government’s latest initiative to empower people with disabilities in the country, said the Women, Family and Communit...
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97-year-old among flood evacuees
LANGKAWI: A 97-year-old woman was among 14 people evacuated from their flood-affected homes in Kampung Bohor Masjid here this afternoon.
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Parents seek help for sick daughter
KUALA NERUS: The five-year-old Tuan Nur Batrisyia Tuan Nasir who is suffering from Hydrocephalus or excessive fluid in the brain resulting in abnormal growth, has caught the attention of the Terenggan...
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No evidence of abuse on Seremban care centre residents: DPM
PUTRAJAYA: No elements of abuse have been found against occupants of the Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas dan Terapi Fitrah Seremban as has been alleged, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Az...
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No evidence of abuse at Seremban elderly care centre
PUTRAJAYA: No elements of abuse have been found among elderly occupants of the Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas dan Terapi Fitrah Seremban as has been alleged, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Isma...
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No evidence of abuse at Seremban nursing home, says DPM
PUTRAJAYA, June 21 — No elements of abuse have been found against occupants of the Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas dan Terapi Fitrah Seremban as has been alleged, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr ...
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Perhilitan to haul away monkey that attacked Tumpat boy
KOTA BARU: Kelantan Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) director, Ady Ermanty Haniff Mohamad Hanif, said the monkey which attacked nine-year-old Muhammad Putra Rafiqi Mohd Rozaidi from...
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Kelantan Perhilitan to haul away aggressive monkey
Kelantan Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) director Ady Ermanty Haniff said the monkey which attacked nine-year-old Muhammad Putra Rafiqi Rozaidi from Tumpat, Kelantan yesterday will...
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Hannah: Rescued child abuse victims to be warded till fit to leave
PETALING JAYA: The two child abuse victims who were rescued in Puchong will continue to be warded in Serdang Hospital until the hospital authorities deem they are fit enough to leave, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh.
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Membakut flood victims rise, 94 people evacuated in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU, June 15 — The number of flood victims evacuated to temporary relief centres in Membakut rose to 94 as at 8am today.
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Water samples near Kuala Koh Orang Asli settlement free from contaminants, says DOE
GUA MUSANG: Water samples taken from the manganese mine and water catchment areas close to the Kuala Koh Orang Asli settlement are free of contaminants, reveals a study by the Environment Department.
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Steady supply of food, water for Kg Kuala Koh orang asli
PUTRAJAYA: There is a steady supply of essential food items and water for the orang asli community in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Way...
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Drop in number of flood victims in Hilir Perak
IPOH: The number of residents affected by floods in the Hilir Perak district and placed at the temporary flood evacuation centre reduced from 127 people last night to 69 people as at 9.30am today.
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Ministry open to input on wellbeing of differently-abled
PUTRAJAYA (May 31): The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is open to suggestions or inputs in improving the wellbeing of the differently-abled (OKU) community in Malaysia.
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Community Development Ministry open to suggestions on improving lives of people with disabilities
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is open to suggestions or input on improving the well-being of people with disabilities (OKU) in Malaysia.
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WAO denies confirming details in daily’s expose of molest case
PETALING JAYA: The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) today denied The Star’s claim that it had confirmed with the organisation its expose on a former telco CEO who had purportedly molested his own ch...
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Ex-CEO denies molest allegations
PETALING JAYA: The former telco chief executive officer has denied he molested his own children in reference to The Star report on the allegations published on May 25.
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Ex-telco CEO denies molest allegations, slams The Star report
PETALING JAYA: The former telco chief executive officer (CEO) has denied he had molested his own children in reference to The Star report on the allegations published on May 25.
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UM experts mull act to protect the elderly: DPM
KUALA LUMPUR: A specific act to protect the welfare and rights of senior citizens is being studied, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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DPM: UM experts mull Act to protect the elderly
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — A specific act to protect the welfare and rights of senior citizens is being studied, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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Report: Sexual abuse reports lodged against former telco boss, some deemed ‘no further action’
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 ― A former telecommunications company (telco) chief executive who was arrested last week was found to have a history of abuse and sexual misconduct that was traced back as far a...
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Ex-CEO allegedly molested own kids
EXCLUSIVE:PETALING JAYA: The arrest of a former telco chief executive officer last week for alleged trespass and threats against his ex-wife and her family was just the tip of the iceberg.
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Over 400 school dropouts in Perak return to school , says Abdul Aziz
KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — Over 400 school dropouts in Perak have been able to return to school due to the work and initiatives taken by the Special Committee to eradicate school dropout problem in the ...
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Orphaned siblings carry on for baby brother
KUALA NERUS: The daily routine of this 15-year-old starts as early as 5.30am with numerous household chores and helping to care for her youngest sibling, who is still a toddler, before going to school.
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Cyberbullies have blood on their hands, says Wanita MCA
PETALING JAYA: Police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) must investigate and bring social media abusers to book for being complicit in the suicide of a 16-year-old in Sarawak, says Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Saie Kie.
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Notices issued to 39 women for dressing inappropriately during Ramadan
KOTA BARU (Bernama): The Kelantan Islamic Religious Affairs Department (Jaheaik) has issued notices to 39 women, asking them to attend counselling sessions after they were found to have dressed inappropriately during the fasting month.
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Mentally-ill man sets three houses on fire
KEPALA BATAS: A 48-year old man, believed to be mentally-challenged, is alleged to have set fire to three semi-detached houses in Pangkalan Bangor here yesterday.
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Mentally ill man in Penang sets three houses on fire
KEPALA BATAS,  May 11  — A 48-year old man, believed to be mentally-challenged, is alleged to have set fire to three semi-detached houses in Pangkalan Bangor here today.
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