Father Gets 20 Years Jail For Raping Five Year Old Daughter

25 May 2010
Johor Baru

The victim was five years old when her father started molesting and raping her until she was 16 years old. The 42-year-old man’s actions were finally brought to justice when he was sentenced to 20 years of jail time and 6 strokes of the cane.

Mohd Yani was charged with raping his daughter at their Taman Sri Pandan home on 25 April 2007 at about 5:30pm. The previous sentence of 12 years’ jail and 3 strokes of the cane made last year was appealed. DPP Farah Ezlin Yusop Khan asked for the heavier sentence as there were reports from the victim’s school counseller that she had suffered trauma as a result of her father’s misdeeds.

Under Section 376B of the Penal Code, high court judge Rosilah Yop then sentenced Mohd Yani up to the maximum sentence possible for his offence.

Straits Times Online, The – Father who raped daughter gets 20 years jail term

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Crime Index Reduction Target Surpassed

18 May 2010

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said that the crime index for the first four months of this year has been reduced beyond the initial target set. He said it has been reduced by 15.3% and street crimes have dropped by 38.7% compared to the same period last year.

After launching the 1Malaysia logo on Tuesday, he said the ministry has achieved this significant reduction despite the upward trend from 2006 to 2009. He said the important factors that led to this achievement were by identifying crime hot spots and via the five main principles of the Key Performance Index and 55 initiatives drafted through crime labs.

The police have had deployed 14,444 police, 3,160 Rela and Civil Defence Forces at 50 crime hotspots and intends to install 500 closed-circuit television cameras by the end of this year.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk Seri Idris Jala said the expected crime index reduction according to the National Key Results Area for crime was 5% and what the police accomplished is impressive. The target reduction for street crimes was 20%.

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27.9kg of “Pandan Flavour” Heroin Seized

16 May 2010
George Town

A drug lab operated out of an apartment in Bukit Jambul was busted by police while RM2 million worth of drugs were seized. It is believed to be the biggest heroin drug bust in Penang so far this year.

Four hours earlier, two men in their 40s were arrested during a drug transaction which led police to the drug lab. There, they found 27.9kg of heroin with “pandan flavouring”, 0.46kg of ketamine, 85kg of caffeine, 25 bottles of flavouring and various equipment.

Police found caught the suspects with 4.5kg of heroin and seized their Hyundai Atos and Honda Civic vehicles. One of the men had two previous criminal cases.

State Narcotics Department chief superintendent R.S.S. Batumalai said drug syndicates are trying to mix heroin of various flavourings to improve their product offers.

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