Juvenile crime laws to be reviewed to prevent repeat offenders

Source: The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Certain laws involving juveniles may be re-evaluated to prevent young offenders from breaking the law again, the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“We cannot only punish without educating,” Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said after opening the Crime Prevention Education Convention at Menara Kembar Bank Rakyat here yesterday.

“There are various laws used for juvenile cases. And some of those laws have to be studied again,” said Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister. He said the approach used by the Henry Gurney School had shown results.

“The curriculum in Henry Gurney seems to be the most effective, So, prisons are like a school teaching crime to them,” he added.

It was reported last year that there were about 640 students currently undergoing rehabilitation programmes in eight prisons and four Henry Gurney reform schools.

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G25 granted leave to challenge book ban

Source: The Star Online

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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has granted the G25 group of eminent Malays leave to challenge the ban of its book, titled Breaking the Silence: Voices of Moderation – Islam in a Constitutional Democracy.

High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) judge Justice Kamaludin Md Said made the order in chambers in the presence of the parties on Tuesday.

Senior Federal Counsel Shamsul Bolhassan did not raise objections.

Counsel Datuk Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, who acted for G25, told reporters later that the court had allowed the leave for judicial review and fixed Jan 23 for case management.

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