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Turkish Man Arrested For Killing His Pregnant Wife, Pushes Her Off Cliff For Insurance Money

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In 2018 in what supposed to be a happy day for a woman turns into tragedy after she died when she fell from a cliff after posing for selfies. 32-year-old, Semra Ayral, and her unborn baby died during a vacation in Butterfly Valley in Mugla, Turkey in June that year.

Her husband was accused of throwing her off a cliff. He then tried to cash in on her life insurance worth 400,000 Turkish lira, or about RM231,000. But was denied due to a police investigation.

Naim Yolcu, the victim’s brother said Hakan didn’t show emotion after his sister died.

“When we went to the Forensic Medicine Institute to get the body, Hakan was sitting in the car,” he recalled during a video interview. “My family and I were destroyed, but Hakan did not even appear sad.”

They were on the cliff for three hours before he allegedly pushed her. The prosecution stated that he was trying to ensure absolutely no eyewitnesses for his act.

According to Naim, Hakan took three loans under his sister’s name. This added to the motive for murder. “My sister is always against taking loans,” he added. He further added that Hakan is afraid of height. So what was he doing at the cliff with his sister?

Hakan, however, denied the accusations and claimed that he was getting the phone for her until she allegedly dropped to her death 1000 feet under.

Fethiye High Court ruled Ayral to be remanded in custody for premeditated murder and investigation is still undergoing.

Source: NYPost

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Myanmar: Protesters Stand Firm Despite Lethal Crackdown

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YANGON, March 4 – Amid palpable fear in Myanmar following  a deadly crackdown on anti-coup protests, people continued to gather in several cities on Thursday, taking precautions to protect themselves from an increasingly violent military junta.

Wednesday marked the bloodiest day in the country since the military’s Feb 1 power grab, with at least 38 people killed when security forces opened re on demonstrators in various areas.

Citizens, wary of more aggression by authorities yet undeterred, were seen taking a different approach on Thursday, gathering in neighbourhoods instead of main protest sites.

In Yangon, major roads and streets were blocked with makeshift barricades and sandbags to keep security forces at bay.

“It would be a killing field if we are together in large crowds. Instead, we are gathering in our own areas; this means the junta will have to deploy troops across the city,” said a protester in Ahlone township.

Demonstrations are also taking place in other parts of the country, including Mandalay and Monywa, where several people died in Wednesday’s violence.

More than 100,000 people were part of demonstrations on Thursday, according to local news outlet Monywa Gazette.

In Yangon’s North Okalapa area, at least 22 people were killed by security forces on Wednesday.

Khin Zaw Win, director of Yangon-based think tank Tamadipa Institute, said troops “acted like they were in a battlefield” while confronting protesters in Yangon.

“Police personnel and soldiers did not follow any standard operating procedures. They shot people indiscriminately. At some point, they even broke into and looted shops and houses,” he told Anadolu Agency over the phone.

Hundreds of people were also reportedly arrested in Yangon, including four volunteer rescue workers who were helping injured protesters in North Okalapa.

Source: BERNAMA

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Twin Sisters Found Success In Mobile Gaming For Women

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You have seen advertisements for games involving harems and dating simulations. That is the sub-genre for mobile games called ‘otome’, the Japanese word for a maiden.

Twin sisters, Anna, and Mizuki Nakajima have become multi-millionaires after their otome mobile game company rose on the stock market.

They combined stake in Coly, the firm they founded, and it launched to 15.2bn yen (RM570 million) last week.

Their games include Stand My Heroes and Promise of Wizard. They are free to download but include micro-transactions for extra storylines.

The market demand for otome games grew from 70 billion to 80 billion yen from 2019 to 2020.

Picture: Coly

The lack of software companies led by women means Coly’s success is a rarity and inspiration to women worldwide. The gaming industry has always been dubbed as a ‘boy’s club’ and the Nakajima’s success is highly unusual.

Serkan Toto, an analyst at Japanese gaming consultancy Kantan Games told the BBC, “The Nakajima twins did an exceptional job scaling their company so fast in such a hyper-competitive industry.”

According to business experts, it is still not easy to find your own way as a woman in the Japanese business world. Japan is a more male-dominated place.

With the Japanese anime style, Coly games rapidly grew in popularity, particularly in the US, China, and South Korea.

Source: BBC, Bloomberg

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LATEST: All Individuals Entering Sabah Must Have A Swab Test 3 Days Before Departure

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The government through the National Security Council (MKN) Special Session decided that all individuals who will enter Sabah must undergo a swab test within 3 days before travel.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, said, only individuals with negative and non-symptomatic results are allowed to enter Sabah and there is no need to undergo quarantine.

Sources: BERNAMA TV, Twitter MINDEF Malaysia.

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