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    Sin taxes – the unintended consequences

    ALCOHOL, cigarette and gaming taxes are a popular way for governments to raise revenue. Furthermore, increasing such taxes are attempts to reduce the number of smokers, drinkers and gamblers. The excise or “sin” taxes have created price differentials among legitimate producers, distributors and operators. Consumers sometimes exploit those price differentials by buying duty-unpaid alcohol and cigarettes….

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    Pandangan berbeza cadangan gantian hukuman mati mandatori

    KOTA KINABALU, 20 Nov — Lima sesi Town Hall Jawatankuasa Khas Kajian Cadangan Hukuman Gantian Terhadap Hukuman Mati Mandatori mendapat maklum balas berbeza daripada orang awam. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa itu yang juga bekas Ketua Hakim Negara Tan Sri Richard Malanjum berkata pelaksanaan sesi Town Hall ini penting untuk mendapatkan pandangan dan maklum balas daripada pihak berkepentingan di peringkat…

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    MCPF Penang in collaboration with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) Penang Contingent, and the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) Malaysia Chapter successfully held the 5th International Security Seminar at The Wembley, a St. Giles Hotel in George Town Penang on 24th and 25th September 2019. The seminar was attended by over…

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    Jail can turn shoe thieves into robbers

    KUALA LUMPUR: A prison, which is meant for the reform of criminals, might just be doing the opposite to its inmates. It can be a place for acquiring the wrong set of knowledge and skills, especially for non-serious offenders incarcerated for the first time. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) research team on crime and policing head Assoc…

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    Polygraph tests don’t detect lies, says criminologist

    PETALING JAYA: A criminologist contends that polygraph (“lie detector”) tests should not be admissible in court because of its controversial and unreliable nature. “Many nations have not allowed the findings of the polygraph test to be used as evidence in court,” says P Sundramoorthy of Universiti Sains Malaysia. He told FMT that polygraph tests have…

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