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  1. Tougher penalties fail to curb rape cases in Malaysia

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... a steady rise in rape with 1,210 cases in 2000, 1,354 in 2001 and 1,418 in 2002, the latest statistic available. About two-thirds of the victims were under 16. Rights activists, however, said ... Huda as she walked to school on Saturday, dragged her into the guardhouse and took turns to rape and sodomise her before strangling her to death. Two weeks earlier 11-year-old Hasira Wati ...

  2. Eight teens face sexual assault charges

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Seven youths aged 15 to 18 and a girl, 15, appeared in Eastern Court yesterday over the alleged rape and molestation of a girl in San Shing Street, Shau Kei Wan, on March 27. They entered no pleas. The girl faced a charge of conspiracy to rape. Four males each faced a count of rape, and the other three males indecent assault counts. Magistrate Bina Chainrai adjourned ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Rights groups welcome 'overdue' proposals on rape laws

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Stuart Lau

    ... rape and buggery. "Since the court's ruling in the Billy Leung case back in 2006, the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community has been waiting for the government ... Joyce Man and Stuart Lau Rights groups hail report, six years after a court ruled that a law criminalising sex between men under 21 was unconstitutional 'Overdue' rape law ...

  4. Drug cases surge amid rise in juvenile crimes

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arrested in school jumped 70 per cent, to 41 last year compared with 24 in 2008. Turning to serious crime, Tang revealed a 30 per cent jump in rape cases- 136 last year compared with the 105 in 2008. In 96 per cent of these cases, the victims knew the offenders, and in 104 cases the victims and the attackers had been friends. Thirty-one rape cases involved victims who were under ...

  5. Campaigners say law on rape should apply to offenders under 14

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... their victims were 10.16 years old. In one case, a nine-year-old boy raped his seven-year-old sister after browsing pornographic websites. Under current restrictions, a defendant under 14 cannot be sent ... Amy Nip The law should be changed to allow children under the age of 14 to be charged with rape, campaigners against child sexual abuse say. The End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation says ...

  6. Abode claim unfairly puts Hongkongers in a bad light

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For the Chinese, legality is no more than common sense and natural justice is always the most important justice. For the case of the right of abode, as employers and as citizens of Hong Kong, we feel ... in handling case work. Lau Nai-keung is a member of the Basic Law Committee of the NPC Standing Committee, and also a member of the Commission on Strategic Development ...

  7. Drop in Hongkongers working over border

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'But it could also be because more Hong Kong people have [relocated to] cities like Shanghai and Beijing. In that case they would not have been counted in this survey.' The statistics were ...

  8. Missing Hongkonger found helping victims

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the Immigration Department said yesterday. The resident was one of two missing Hongkongers who the department located yesterday. Acting Director of Immigration, Chan Kwok-kei, said the other resident was now in Thailand. Chan said it was a selfless act for the Hongkonger to serve the victims near Fukushima, where radiation from the crippled nuclear power plant has forced thousands to leave ...

  9. Epidemic of rape targets local women and tourists in India

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... per cent since records began in 1971. The data for 2006, released last week, shows there was an average of 53 rapes per day for a total of 19,348 cases that year. In marked contrast, other ... per cent of all rape cases in 2006 occurring there. These are only the reported cases. Women's groups say the real figure is much higher, as women are still reluctant to report rape ...

  10. Rape centre fears protocol is strangling it

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee A problematic government guideline and a new service have resulted in police not referring rape victims to RainLily, a one-stop centre for victims of sexual violence, according ... Women, which runs RainLily, said guidelines issued in March to tie in with the new service had caused police to think no cases could be referred to RainLily. The revised guidelines instruct ...




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