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Retrial set for Malaysia rape-marriage case: lawyer

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian rape suspect who married his 14-year-old victim to avoid jail will be brought back to court for a retrial, the accused's lawyer told AFP on Saturday.

Malaysia govt intervenes in rape-marriage loophole case

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's government has called for a review of a case in which a rape suspect married his 14-year-old victim to avoid jail, following angry calls for reform by activists.

Malaysia rapist 'avoids jail after marrying victim'

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian man who raped a 14-year-old girl avoided being thrown in jail after he married the young victim, sparking calls from angry activists for legal reforms on Thursday.

Malaysian PM wants orangutans to attract eco-tourists to mainland

While the Malaysian part of Borneo does have orangutan sanctuaries, mainland Malaysia does not. The PM now wants to have a new eco-tourism attraction built near the capital, but finds it difficult to get the necessary primates moved.
 

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Construction is already under way at the Murum
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Construction is already under way at the Murum dam site. ©Survival
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Nicholas Mujah has been arrested for 'possession of seditious materials'.
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Palm oil companies have started to establish plantations on Penan land. © Survival
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Under Taib's rule the Penan have mounted countless blockades to stop their forest being destroyed. © A.Rain/N.Rain/Survival

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