Women’s rights supporters in Malaysia defend abortion

by Linda Harris and Baskaran Appu February 3, 2014 The Militant, Vol. 78/No. 4 http://www.themilitant.com/2014/7804/780451.html PENANG, Malaysia — “We are providing a needed service,” Tan Saw Imm, manager at Klinik Rakyat, told Militant correspondents who visited the clinic here Dec. 2. It is the only clinic in Malaysia that openly provides abortions. Some 3,000 women […]

The trials of teen mothers

The Star Sunday August 22, 2010 The trials of teen mothers By HARIATI AZIZAN sunday@thestar.com.my Young unwed mothers are as much victims as their unborn babies. LIKE many of her course mates, final-year accountancy student Mimi* cannot wait to graduate and start working. Yet, unlike them, her motivations are slightly different. “My parents have been […]

The bare truth about teen sex

The Star Online > Nation Sunday July 11, 2010 The bare truth about teen sex Stories by HARIATI AZIZAN sunday@thestar.com.my As much as we want to deny it, many young people in Malaysia are having sex, says Shelter Home executive director James Nayagam. Nayagam, who has been assisting pregnant teenagers for 30 years, points out […]