Muslim leader in Pattani praises Abdullah's fair leadership
PATTANI (southern Thailand) Oct 31 - A Muslim leader here has praised the leadership of Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, describing the Malaysian Prime Minister as being fair to all races in his country.
Freed detainees tell horror tales while in custody
TAK BAI (Narathiwat) Oct 31 - Horror stories are emerging of the cruel treatment in custody of the hundreds of Thai Muslims detained after a riot in Tak Bai on Monday.
UMNO Youth to monitor Thai situation before giving aid
BALING Oct 31 - UMNO Youth is monitoring the situation in southern Thailand, where a series of bomb blasts have added to the uncertainties created by the deaths of 87 people in Tak Bai last Monday, before extending help to Muslims in the region.
Thaksin tried to develop southern provinces, says local politician
TAK BAI Oct 31 - A respected local politician has defended the Thai government's handling of the riot in Tak Bai last Monday, saying Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had tried to bring development to the restive southern provinces.
Public calling for harsher punishment for rapists
KANGAR Oct 31 - Cut off the ears of rapists and include whipping for offenders above 50 years old.
Community leaders, political parties urged to help eradicate drug abuse
KUALA LUMPUR Oct 31 - Community leaders and political parties were Sunday urged to help achieve Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's vision of a dadah-free Malaysia.
Deep-sea fishing operators told to end charter vessel practice
KUCHING Oct 31 - Deep-sea fishing licence holders in Sarawak will be required to buy or build their own vessels by 2006 instead of chartering them, which is currently done mostly from foreign countries.
No diesel shortage in Sarawak, says Jamaluddin
KUCHING Oct 31 - There is no shortage of diesel in Sarawak though several petrol stations are reported to have run out of diesel stock, State Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Enforcement Director Jamaluddin Othman said Sunday.
Contraband worth RM208,000 seized under Ops Letup
RANTAU PANJANG Oct 31 - Customs officers seized smuggled items worth RM208,924 in a week under "Ops Letup" launched in conjunction with the festive season.
Two UiTM students picked for APEC Youth Forum
SHAH ALAM Oct 31 - Two Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) students - Iqbal Hafiedz Ahmed Bazari and Adiba Shareen Syed Abdul Rashid Al'Ayubi - will represent Malaysia at a youth forum on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Chile next month.
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