Syndicate busted for exploiting children

Source: The Star 

A syndicate in Kuala Lumpur has been exploiting children to sell Yasin booklets (surah Yasin), Metro Ahad reported.

The syndicate, which used the children to elicit sympathy from the public, earned as much as RM1,000 per day from the sale of the booklets.

A raid on Saturday on the streets of the capital city by police’s federal special task force for anti-vice, gaming and gangsterism (STAGG) led to the arrests of 16 people, including eight children, for begging activities. Read more

Do we really need to strengthen Malaysia’s Syariah courts? – Zan Azlee

Source: Asian Correspondent

BY ZAN AZLEE

A participant at the Himpunan RU355 rally at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur, in support for the amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965. Source: ‏@zurairi.

A participant at the Himpunan RU355 rally at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur, in support for the amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965. Source: ‏@zurairi.

YEARS ago when I was 19-years-old and still in university, my parents paid me a visit in the Kuala Lumpur capital and we spent the night having dinner and because it was late, I slept in their hotel room.

In the wee hours of the morning, we heard a loud knocking on the door.

All three of us woke up and my father opened the door to see three men standing there claiming to be officers from Jawi, or the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department.

It was Valentine’s night and they were on a raiding mission all around town trying to catch unmarried couples who were feeling a little bit too amorous on the mother of all amorous nights. The hotel that we were staying in was on their list. Read more

Prisons need to meet minimum UN guidelines

Source: Free Malaysia Today

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FMT News: Jails will only produce hardcore criminals if prisoners are treated inhumanely, says lawyer N Sivananthan

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia must conform with the United Nations (UN) guidelines that require authorities to treat prisoners with dignity, a lawyer with the International Criminal Court said.

N Sivananthan said the UN Standards Minimum Rules For Treatment of Prisoners was not binding on Malaysia but it was high time the authorities improve prison conditions.

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Let workers with dyslexia thrive in right roles

Source: Free Malaysia Today 

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Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says bosses must identify what are the hidden talents of their employees who are dyslexic – Pic taken from FMT news

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says companies should bring out the best in their workers if they are known to have dyslexia.

Its executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said that bosses must know the strengths of their dyslexic workers and assign them jobs which they can perform well. Read more