Posted on 09 August 2010 By Tarani Palani.
A CHILD is reportedly raped by her bus driver in Petaling Jaya. Government agencies, and an opposition Member of Parliament, call for immediate and strict action. Compare that to the responses or lack thereof that greeted evidence that Penan girls and women were being raped by truck drivers from logging companies in the Sarawak interiors.
Posted in Found in Quotation
Posted on 15 July 2010 By Penan Support Group.
THE Penan Support Group (PSG) is appalled that Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Heng Seai Kie has refuted the findings in the PSG’s mission report uncovering more cases of rape and sexual exploitation among the Penan. Heng cited minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s “fact-finding mission” on 13 July to the Baram region [...]
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Posted on 13 July 2010 By Ding Jo-Ann.
THE phenomenon of indigenous women like the Penan being violated is not peculiar to Malaysia. Indeed, there are parallels in other countries, including a developed nation like the US. In their 2007 report, Maze of Injustice: The failure to protect indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA, Amnesty International (AI) reported that indigenous women [...]
Posted in Commentary
Posted on 24 February 2009 By Jacqueline Ann Surin.
PUTRAJAYA, 24 Feb 2009: There has to be a by-election for the Sarawak state assembly seat of Batang Ai following the death of assemblyperson Datuk Dublin Unting today. Election Commission (EC) chairperson Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said this was because the Sarawak state assembly was only over two years old and according to [...]
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Posted on 12 January 2009 By Shashi Kala.
KUCHING, 12 Jan 2009: The increasing number of people joining Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will not be a threat to Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Datuk Seri Dr James Masing said today. However, Masing who is PRS president and State Land Development Minister, said his party would never take any challenge lightly and was prepared to [...]
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