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Govt won’t commit to making Penan report public

Govt won’t commit to making Penan report public

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 June 2009: The government is still unwilling to commit to making public the Penan task force report. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil continued to be noncommittal when she was asked about the findings of a task force that was set up to investigate reports of sexual […]

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The terror of government silence

The terror of government silence

Penan child (© Robin Hanbury-Tenison/Survival, pic courtesy of Survival International) DATUK Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil was the perfect picture of concern and care on the front page of The Star newspaper on 28 May 2009. The newly re-appointed women, family and community development minister was photographed at the Serdang Hospital with a five-year-old child who […]

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Unclear if Penan report will be public (Updated 5.20pm)

Unclear if Penan report will be public (Updated 5.20pm)

Updated 5.20pm on 26 May 2009 KUALA LUMPUR, 26 May 2009: It remains unclear if the 2008 government-led task force report about sexual violence against Penan women and girls will be made public. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the report has reached her desk and was ready for […]

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