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Aramaiti! Let’s scale Mount Kinabalu for a good cause!

Aramaiti! Let’s scale Mount Kinabalu for a good cause!

Justin invites Malaysians, even Singaporeans and Indonesians to join Coalition Duchenne in their Mount Kinabalu expedition on September 2011 in their bid to raise global awareness on Duchenne muscle dystrophy.

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Malaysia — A “Gracious” Society?

Malaysia — A “Gracious” Society?

Justin finds it ironic that the very technology that connects humanity is also the one that disconnects us from our humanity.

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The Stateless Children of Sabah (Stories from the East)

The Stateless Children of Sabah (Stories from the East)

From Sabah, Stories from the East continues with a piece by Anne Baltazar about children who grow up without basic rights in our own backyard.

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The Recipe For Life

The Recipe For Life

Whether we realise it or not, our whole life has always been dictated and ordered. From childhood, we are programmed to follow what our elders say without asking much.

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Rethinking Rehabilitation of Juvenile Offenders

Rethinking Rehabilitation of Juvenile Offenders

A consideration of the Thailand Family and Community Group Conference as a method for dealing with youthful offenders and its suitability for implementation in the Malaysian criminal system.

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Bi-Anne, My Baby

Bi-Anne, My Baby

A consideration of some of the legal issues that relate to the custodial battle of Bi-Anne.

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Malaysia’s Child Act and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Part 2)

Malaysia’s Child Act and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Part 2)

Vivian decided to participate in a Children’s Right Colloquium held by her law school this month. Here, she shares what she learnt.

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Malaysia’s Child Act and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Part 1)

Malaysia’s Child Act and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Part 1)

Vivian decided to participate in a Children’s Right Colloquium held by her law school this month. Here, she shares what she learnt.

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Getting married at 14

Getting married at 14

News that a 22 year old school teacher had got married to a 14 year old girl has caused shockwaves in Malaysia, reverberating around the world. Recall what it was like to be 14 again, and consider if such marriages really can hold water under the law. I still remember the 14th year of my […]

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The Tragic Case of a Lunch Meal: Revisiting Corporal Punishment in Schools

The Tragic Case of a Lunch Meal: Revisiting Corporal Punishment in Schools

Considering the lack of consideration for the rights of the child in the recent case of the lunch meal caning.

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Where Is Our National Children Safety Policy?

Where Is Our National Children Safety Policy?

The latest case of a child raped by a bus driver in front of other children has prompted reactionary measures short of another “royal circus” inquiry. Where is our National Children Safety Policy when we clearly need a foundation towards developing long term preventive measures?

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Does Nazri Aziz come from the same gene swamp as Britney Spears?

Does Nazri Aziz come from the same gene swamp as Britney Spears?

A no holds-barred critique of Nazri Aziz’s recent statement on cutting down on scholarships for the growing number of bright students.

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Rights Beyond Borders

Rights Beyond Borders

Considering preemptive legal steps in preventing your scumbag of an ex-spouse from leaving the country with your child.

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Custody Battle Warfare: The Unseen Predicaments

Custody Battle Warfare: The Unseen Predicaments

Uncovering the unseen predicaments of custody rights battle in a marital dispute. In a perfect world, a man would fall in love with a woman and they would start a family. The couple would watch their children grow up. But reality is different story.

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Wake-up Fall

Wake-up Fall

Feeling concern and guilt after seeing her baby fall, a mother muses on what must be a lack of such emotions in some parents, as there so many abused children and street kids around us, more often closer than we think.

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Justifying Child Marriages with Religious Doctrine Is a Mockery to Islam

Justifying Child Marriages with Religious Doctrine Is a Mockery to Islam

Considering the rights of the child and examining the real reasons behind the abhorrent and cruel practice of child marriages that are so often justified by perpetrators with religious doctrine.

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Of Children In The Media

Of Children In The Media

Spurred by the recent reporting of the underage “marriage” of an 11-year old girl to a 41-year old man in Kelantan, Malaysia, this is a deliberation on principles for ethical reporting on children, or rather the lack of it, and the child’s rights and welfare.

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Teoh’s child

I have been following bits and pieces of the late Teoh Beng Hock’s case and an issue of concern to me, besides others, is that his unborn child will not be able to carry his name due to the protocol and procedure of the NRD.

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Isu anak-anak muda JERIT: Hentikan penindasan rakyat tertindas

Isu anak-anak muda JERIT: Hentikan penindasan rakyat tertindas

Terdapat beberapa pendapat dan ulasan dalam media massa baru-baru ini yang menyuarakan perasaan tidak menyelesakan berkenaan peranan seramai lebih dari 20 anak-anak muda JERIT yang telah mengayuh basikal-basikal mereka sempena kempen basikal JERIT ‘Rakyat Pengayuh Perubahan’. Pendapat-pendapat dan ulasan-ulasan ini telah menimbulkan perasaan yang amat tidak menyenangkan kerana ia sama sekali tidak memberi perspektif yang […]

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Don’t you just miss school?

Don’t you just miss school?

A lone boy. Made to stand in the middle of a school field. During school hours. Useful?

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