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RM1b sought PenangTransportMaster Plan SOFT LOAN needed to facilitate simultaneous implementationof projects BY IANMCINTYRE newsdesk@thesundaily.com G EORGE TOWN: Penangwill seek a RM1 billion soft loan from the federal government to jump start the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTPM). Theloanistofacilitatethesimultaneous implementation of the Pan Island Link (PIL) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects that are targetted to be in service within six years. “The project delivery partner (PDP) has proposed that we get a bridging loan from the federal government so that both components can be implemented together,” Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said yesterday. TURN TO PAGE 03 X

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Girl, 15, jailed for abortionafter rapebybrother JAKARTA: A 15-year-old girl who was raped byher older brother has been sentenced to six months’ jail for having an abortion. “The girl was charged under a child protection lawfor having anabortion,” a court spokesman said. a woman’s life is at risk, or under certain circumstances if she is raped.

eight times starting in September last year, had the abortion at sixmonths. Her mother is facing separate charges for facilitating the abortion. Police arrested the siblings in June after a male foetus was discovered at an oil palm plantation. – AFP

The law requires an abortion to be performed by a registered professional no later than sixweeks into a pregnancy, and the womanmust undergo counselling. The girl, who was raped by her brother

The girl was sentenced on Thursday alongside her 17-year-old brother in a closed hearing atMuara BulianDistrict Court on the island of Sumatra.

Her brother was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for sexually assaulting a minor. Abortion is prohibited in Indonesia unless

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