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July 10, 2018 9:38 AM Lawyers call on govt to end practice of child marriages

PETALING JAYA: Lawyers have called on the government to put an end to the practice of child marriages. National Human Rights Society (Hakam) president Prof. Datuk Dr. Gurdial Singh Nijar (pix) said the move was imperative in the quest to push for new laws to ban and criminalise the act. "It is not sufficient that laws allowing child marriages to be repealed 3

July 9, 2018 1:41 PM Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, are you inviting bloodshed?

Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, why are you so stupid? Do you know we created Bersih in 2007? Yes, we! At first Anwar Ibrahim did not care much about Bersih or was bothered to support it. Then, when he saw it was successful, he hijacked it and changed it to Bersih 2.0. And do you know why we used yellow T-shirts for our Bersih movement? It is because we wanted to demonstrate 12

July 9, 2018 12:17 AM KPWKM monitors development of child marriage issue

KUALA LUMPUR: The latest information obtained from the biological mother of the girl involved in child marriage in Kelantan revealed that the whole family members are now in Kota Baru awaiting to be taken back to Thailand. According to a Women, Family and Community Development Ministry's statement last night, its purpose and the length of their stay in Thailand 5

July 4, 2018 11:06 AM Kelantan police open IP on child marriage

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan police have opened an investigation paper on the child marriage involving an 11-year-old girl with a 41-year-old man in Gua Musang recently. State police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan said although there was no criminal element involved in the marriage, an IP was opened on grounds that the girl was an underage bride. "The result 5

July 3, 2018 5:45 AM Riza shows up for questioning by MACC

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's stepson Riza Aziz today appeared at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters for questioning over his alleged involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. The film producer, 48, arrived at 1.31pm in a silver Kia Sorento, donning a black suit and yellow polo shirt. He did not speak 10

June 18, 2018 8:04 AM 7 months' jail for two who escaped from police custody

JOHOR BARU: Two jobless men were sentenced to seven months in prison by the magistrate's court here today for escaping from police custody last week. Johor Baru senior assistant registrar R.Salini meted out the punishment to Nolmat Halil Abd Jalil, 34, and Muhammad Firdaus Irwan, 25, after they pleaded guilty. They committed the offence at the Gelang 4

June 14, 2018 5:41 AM Pakistan student stabbed 23 times fights to see her attacker jailed

LAHORE: A Pakistani law student has emerged as a women's rights crusader after she was stabbed 23 times in a busy street only to see her alleged attacker walk free, igniting outrage across the deeply patriarchal country. Khadija Siddiqui, 23, survived the frenzied attack in broad daylight outside her sister's school on a busy thoroughfare in the teeming 7

May 22, 2018 11:38 PM Newlywed royal couple 'boost Commonwealth Games' relevance': CEO

LONDON: Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan have provided an unexpected but welcome boost to the relevance of the Commonwealth Games, the quadrennial sports event's chief executive David Grevemberg told AFP. The American – who has been in his role since 2014 after overseeing Glasgow's successful hosting of the Games that year – based his assumption 7

April 1, 2018 3:23 AM For GE14, Perak Pakatan hopes for swing in Malay votes

PH is hoping for a 5 per cent swing in Malay votes, with Perak PKR election bureau vice-chief Tan Kar Hing saying it would lead to the Opposition pact winning between 35 and 40 seats. — Picture by Ham Abu BakarIPOH, April 1 — With Barisan Nasional leading just by three seats, Pakatan Harapan (PH) are hoping for a swing in Malay voters to help it win the state 20

March 29, 2018 5:31 AM This boy is on fire: Vietnam drag queens electrify Hanoi

HANOI: Makeup artist by day, cross-dresser by night, Betty is among a vanguard of Vietnamese drag queens shaking up Hanoi's nightlife — and social norms — in a city where such performances remain little known. In a lime green barely-there mesh dress and towering silver heels, the 22-year-old hopes to bring drag into the mainstream with regular performances 8