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Maldives seek foreign help to deal with IS fighters

As many as 160 Maldivians are thought to be held in detention camps after the fall of IS in March.

From sleeping on the streets to businessman – an ex-addict turns...

Yusri Sahrin used to roam the streets looking for his next fix until he found Pengasih Malaysia, a drug rehabilitation centre run by former addicts, which helped him reintegrate into society and contribute.

Reform child sexual offenders in jail, say lawyers

They say the long prison term imposed on such offenders is similar to a natural life sentence, and that the convicts should not be left to languish in jail.

DHL heir allowed to leave Pacific island for drug rehab

The multi-millionaire has long battled substance abuse issues and was convicted in June of trafficking methamphetamine in the tiny island country.

PAS is tarnishing image of Islam

Many PAS clerics still have a warped mentality of the feudal age where harsh punishment was the only means to deter people from committing personal sins.

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

Imprisoned for illegally possessing a gun, Alfred who is due to be released in November, can't hide the joy he gets from spending time with the animals.

Zahid: Reoffending rate of ex-convicts lowest in Asean

The deputy prime minister attributes this to the country's approach to rehabilitating prisoners.

Prison a training school for crime, says Zahid

Home minister says rehabilitation programmes are more effective than placing offenders behind bars.

Zahid urged to advise Zamihan against making hate speeches

G25 spokesperson Noor Farida Ariffin says Zamihan Mat Zin's usefulness in deradicalisation programmes does not give him licence to disparage others.

Jail, caning do not stop child sexual crimes, says activist

Voice of Children executive director Sharmila Sekaran says culprits should be given rehabilitative treatment by experts while in prison and after they have served time.

Former drug users help the ‘living dead’ live again

Former drug users are driving the programmes at Ikhlas Community Welfare Association of Malaysia to help drug users kick the habit gradually.

Number of repeat offenders in Malaysia low, says Zahid

Deputy Prime Minister says rate of ex-convicts who continue to commit crimes even after rehabilitation in 2016 was at only 8.59%.

Let’s stand united against terrorists, Zahid tells UN

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi addresses United Nations General Assembly calling for terrorism to be tackled from ideological perspective.

Surendran dares Nur Jazlan on rights of prisoners

Surendran says the Deputy Home Minister's remarks were cruel and irresponsible, and display a lack of sympathy and humanity.

Football season breeding teenage gamblers

Children as young as 13 are using their parents' credit cards to gamble on football, says report.

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