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Student Fined RM4K For Insulting Prophet Muhammad On Social Media

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — A university student was fined RM4,000 in lieu three months jail by the Sessions Court here today for insulting Prophet Muhammad via her Facebook account.

Judhe M. M. Edwin Paramjothy handed down the sentence on Ain Zafira Md Said, 28, after she changed her plea to guilty on the first day of her trial.

She was accused of using the Facebook account ‘Ain Zafira Md Said’ to knowingly upload an offensive posting with the intention of causing annoyance to others at 12.05 am on Sept 5 last year.

The posting was later read by the Cyber Crime and Multimedia Investigation Division, Commercial Crime Investigation Department of the Bukit Aman police headquarters at 27th floor, Menara KPJ, here on Sept 8, 2019.

Ain Zafira  was charged under under Section 233 (1) (a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, which provides a jail term of up to one year or a fine of up to RM50,000 or both if found guilty.

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Earlier, Ain Zafira’s lawyer Nor Azri Mohd Arif pleaded the court for a minimum sentence on the grounds that his client, besides regretting her actions, had learnt her lesson.

“My client is the second of two siblings, still a student being cared for by her mother, who is a single parent.

“She is regretful over what she did and apologises to everyone affected by the posting, which has already been deleted,” he told the court.

However, Deputy Public Prosecutor Annur Atiqah Abd Hadi urged the court to hand a sentence that will act as a deterrent, saying that her act had angered Muslims in the country.

She said a deterrent sentence will serve as a lesson to all Malaysians to be more sensitive and careful before sharing their views on social media.

Ain Zafira paid the fine.

Source : BERNAMA

 

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Brazilian Teen Allegedly Cries Blood And Doctors Have No Idea Why

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Brazil, a 15-year-old girl has baffled doctors after allegedly crying blood from her eyes for over a week. Doctors claim that they can’t understand what is happing with the girl.

Doris started feeling sick on September 12, her mother then decided to take her to the hospital in her home city of Sao Paolo. The girl said that she felt uncomfortable in her abdomen and doctors diagnosed her with kidney stones. The medication was given for the pain and she was sent home.

Unfortunately, on Sunday morning, she was rushed to the emergency room for the second time as blood coming out from one of her eyes. She was examined but doctors couldn’t determine the cause of the blood tears. When she told the doctors there was no discomfort nor pain caused by the blood, she was once again sent home.

The girl’s mother, Juliana Teixeira de Miranda, said, “My daughter did countless tests, but they couldn’t find any problems. The doctors released her and we returned home at dawn on Monday.”

“We are going to do whatever the professionals ask, we want to find out what’s really going on.”

Juliana said that her daughter had blood flowing from both the girl’s eyes, worrying the family even more. Doris, once again, was taken to the hospital, but still, no one had any clues about her condition.

“She underwent a tomography and several other tests, but the doctors found nothing that could justify the blood tears. As there are no answers, the doctors asked her to do some more tests this week to try to find the cause,” Doris’ mother said.

It said that the hospital where she was admitted wanted to do more tests on her in order to determine the exact cause of the bizarre symptom.

Ophthalmologist Rafael Antonio Barbosa Delsin said, “The presence of blood in the tear is called hemolacria, a condition already described in the medical literature. Treatment depends on the cause, but sometimes it disappears as suddenly as it appeared, without treatment and without a conclusive diagnosis,”.

“Most of the time it is a problem in the patient’s body. Although it causes certain amazement, they are not complicated cases to treat. Depending on the cause, it can be treated with antibiotics and hormonal remedies. This situation rarely causes other health problems for the patient,” Leandro Fonseca added.

Source: Oddity Central

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LATEST: Ron95 and Ron97 Up Five Sen, Diesel Four Sen Higher

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According to the statement release by the Ministry of Finance, RON95 petrol will be priced at RM1.68 per litre, up five sen per litre from the RM1.63 it was last week.

Meanwhile, RON97 petrol also sees a five sen hike to RM1.98 compare to RM1.93 last week.

These prices remain in effect until October 2, 2020.

Sources: MOF

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Mine-Detecting Rat Named Magawa Wins The PDSA Gold Medal

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Magawa, an African giant pouched rat has been successfully rewarded a prestigious gold medal for his work and dedication for helping out to detect land mines. This rat has sniffed out 39 landmines and also 28 unexploded munitions throughout his career.

Magawa has been presented with its Gold Medal by the UK veterinary charity PDSA. The award was given to the African giant pouched rat for “life-saving devotion to duty, in the location and also clearance of deadly landmines in Cambodia”. Magawa has saved the place from a total of up to six million landmines in the southeast Asian country.

The PDSA’s Gold Medal has been inscribed with the words “For animal gallantry or devotion to duty”. Out of all the 30 animal recipients of the award, Magawa is the first rat that has been proudly awarded. This seven-year-old rodent has been trained by the one and only Belgium-registered charity called Apopo which is based in Tanzania. This specific facility has been raising all the animals. It also is famously known as HeroRATs. The purpose of Apopo to train all these animals are to detect landmines and also tuberculosis since the 1990s era. The animals will be certified after a year of hard work and also training.

Christophe Cox who is Apopo’s chief executive told the Press Association news agency, “To receive this medal is really an honor for us”. He also added, “But also it is big for the people in Cambodia, and all the people around the world who are suffering from landmines”.

According to the facts stated by Apopo, Magawa is a born and raised African giant pouched rat in Tanzania. He weighs 1.2kg (2.6lb) and also is 70cm (28in) long. Even though his size is far larger than many other rat species, Magawa is still considered to be small enough and light enough that he does not trigger mines if he walks over them.

All the rats there are trained to detect and to be familiar with a chemical compound within the explosives. This means that they totally ignore the scrap metal and is able to search for mines more quickly. Once they find an explosive, they will immediately scratch the top to alert their human co-workers. Magawa is one of then rats that is capable of searching a field the size of a tennis court in just 20 minutes. This ability is something Apopo says would take a person with a metal detector between one and four days to be done.

Magawa only works for half an hour a day in the mornings and he also is nearing retirement age. The PDSA director-general that is Jan McLoughlin said his work with Apopo was a very “truly unique and outstanding” experience. Jan McLoughlin said, “Magawa’s work directly saves and changes the lives of men, women, and children who are impacted by these landmines”. She also added, “Every discovery he makes reduces the risk of injury or death for local people”.

Sources: BBC News.

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