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July 9, 2018 6:58 AM Being LGBT is not a crime, say lawyers and activists

PETALING JAYA: Legal experts and activists have defended the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, saying being one of them is not a crime. The Malaysian Islamic Strategic Research Institute (Iksim) CEO Mahamad Naser Disa (pix) had said being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is a crime itself. National Human Rights Society (Hakam) 4

June 22, 2018 5:41 AM Five charity workers gang-raped in India

NEW DELHI: Five women working for a charity in remote eastern India were abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint, police said Friday, in the latest horrific sexual assault in the country. The women said in their complaint they were performing a play to raise awareness about human trafficking in the largely tribal Khunti district of Jharkhand state on Tuesday 14

June 1, 2018 2:09 PM Father convicted of sexually assaulting daughter gets less time in prison following appeal

KUALA LUMPUR: A man, who was convicted for committing 623 sexual crimes on his 15-year-old daughter, was given less time in prison, when he was sentenced to 40 years in jail and given 24 strokes of the cane by the High Court here today on one charge of raping and another charge of sodomy. Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah meted out the punishment to the 37-year-old 3

April 18, 2018 11:15 PM India’s Modi: Rape is a matter of shame for the country

People participate in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in Kolkata, India, April 17, 2018. — Reuters pic LONDON, April 19 — Rape is rape and should not be politicised, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday, adding that recent sexual assaults were a matter 11

April 5, 2018 8:48 AM Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan 'paid woman for silence'

BRUSSELS: The prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France over rape allegations, paid a woman to stay silent about their relationship in 2015, the Belgian judiciary said. Ramadan, 55, paid the Belgian-Moroccan woman 27,000 euros (RM128,019) to stop posting details about their affair online, Luc Hennart, president of the Court of First 13

April 1, 2018 9:18 AM Indian mob kills man accused of raping young girl

NEW DELHI: Two people were arrested after an angry mob beat to death a man accused of raping an eight-year-old girl on the rural outskirts of New Delhi, police said Sunday. The man identified as Jitendra was set upon by a crowd after being accused of assaulting the girl in Ghaziabad district, just 20 km from India's capital. "He was dragged out from his house 16

March 22, 2018 10:53 AM Zimbabwe pardons 3,000 prisoners to clear packed jails

HARARE: Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded ousted Robert Mugabe in November, has pardoned at least 3,000 prisoners to clear out overpopulated jails, officials said Thursday. The pardon will see the release of all female prisoners except those serving life terms, as well as all disabled and juvenile prisoners. Terminally-ill prisoners 16

March 11, 2018 9:05 AM Women’s Day march organisers didn’t get approval, police source says

A woman holds up a poster on women's rights as she takes part in a march to commemorate International Women’s Day 2018 in Kuala Lumpur March 10, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — Police did not approve the International Women’s Day parade yesterday as the event organisers failed to get approval from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) 11

March 4, 2018 5:47 AM Fun facts about this year’s Oscar nominees

Meryl Streep has increased her lead as the most nominated performer in history with her 21st nod for Steven Spielberg's 'The Post'. — Reuters picHOLLYWOOD, March 4 — The 90th Oscars take place today, with The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri expected to do battle for the main prizes. But the statistical quirks that the annual 25

February 26, 2018 2:51 PM Philippines’ Duterte defends ‘sarcastic’ remark on shooting women in genitals

Duterte is known for his often profane or obscene language. — Reuters picMANILA, Feb 26 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte today defended what he called sarcastic remarks about shooting female fighters in the genitals, saying he would make them again. Duterte, known for his often profane or obscene language, expressed anger toward what he called 12