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Rape in PJ more serious than in Baram?

Rape in PJ more serious than in Baram?

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.

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Violence against Penan: How the government ignores indigenous rights

Violence against Penan: How the government ignores indigenous rights

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 […]

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Saiful Bukhari: A “real” victim?

Saiful Bukhari: A “real” victim?

AS often is in cases of sexual assault, the accuser in Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s second sodomy trial has been subjected to much public scrutiny. Media outlets and other Malaysians have combed through so many details of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan’s private life. These range from details of his family and student life, […]

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Nasihat tentang liwat

Nasihat tentang liwat

MINGGU lepas, saya memang pening kepala mencari idea untuk kolum saya kali ini. Tiba-tiba, setelah berjam-jam melayari internet, saya terjumpa satu laman web baru, www.tepikain.com.my, yang berkisarkan hiburan, gaya hidup, dan kemusykilan agama. Saya tertarik dengan ruangan nasihat untuk minggu tersebut. Saya rasa baik saya muatkan semula di sini kandungan soalan utamanya, sebab ia mungkin […]

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What the task force omitted

What the task force omitted

Penan children (all pics courtesy of Sofiyah Israa) The Penan Support Group (PSG) would like to acknowledge the important role played by the Jawatankuasa Bertindak Peringkat Kebangsaan bagi Menyiasat Dakwaan Penderaan Seksual terhadap Wanita Kaum Penan di Sarawak (the task force) in the mission to ascertain and establish that the reported rapes of Penan women […]

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Trusting the police

Trusting the police

EARLIER this week, while I was in the office alone in the morning, two uniformed police officers appeared outside our glass office door. One peered in. I looked up and smiled but my fingers were ready to sign in to Twitter if the police rang the doorbell. The officer who was peering in smiled back, […]

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