Thursday, June 28, 2012
A TAIWANESE undergraduate who kept her entire savings in a safe at home because she did not trust banks found her NT$1mil (RM106,600) in notes eaten by termites, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.
The woman, who only wished to be known as Chen, said she had saved the money since young for her studies overseas.
“It was money from my ang pow, pocket money and earnings from doing part-time jobs. I always opened the safe and counted the money,” she said.
However, Chen said when she opened the safe last month, she found only pieces of the banknotes in it.
“They were all eaten by termites,” she said.
She sought help from an expert in the police force, who helped her tape the pieces of banknotes together.
However, Chen only managed to recover 2% of her savings, about NT$20,000 (RM2,132).
The campaign of Anonymous to free Japan from the bondage of unduly harsh copyright law has got off to a less than auspicious start after the group bumblingly hacked the wrong site, thinking it was humiliating the central government by defacing their site only to find it had instead ruined the site of a river works office in Ibaraki.
Along with various political and official websites loosely connected to the law (for some reason Japan’s recording industry mafia group JASRAC has been spared), Anonymous defaced the site of the Kasumigaura river management office, a governmental body primarily concerned with flood control and water management in eastern Kanto.
A pet parakeet that escaped from its Japanese home has been reunited with its owner - after it was able to tell police its address.
The baby-blue bird flew from its owner's home in Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, into a nearby hotel where it perched on the shoulder of a guest.
Its owner, a 64-year-old woman, had lost a pet bird before and was determined to prevent it from happening again - so she taught it to repeat where she lived, right down to the house number.
After being caught by police, the bird stayed silent for three days before squawking its address.
Monday, June 18, 2012
A group of students at an international school in Singapore chanced upon a video showing two of their teachers having sex. The video was found while they were browsing the school server.
The video has since spread to other schools.
Friday, June 15, 2012
An Indonesian housewife paid hitmen US$21,000 to kill her husband, police in Bandung, Indonesia said. The woman and two men were arrested after the fatal shooting.
“The perpetrators that have been arrested are victim’s former wife, 33, the murderer, 42, and [another man], also 42, who planned the murder,” said National Police Spokesman Ins. Gen. Saud Usman Nasution.
Police on Friday arrested three women for allegedly murdering a five-month pregnant “friend” of theirs, whose dead body was found in a garbage dump site in Depok in Indonesia on Tuesday.
Depok Police chief Sr. Comr Mulyadi Kahari said the three women allegedly murdered Titi Mujarwati, 29, because they were jealous of her, citing her many boyfriends. Titi was a door-to-door saleswoman of household equipment.
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Sunday, June 3, 2012
A 26-year-old woman has approached a Delhi court with a plea to annul her marriage, saying her husband is "psychologically impotent" and despite being married for several months, they have had no sexual relations.
Citing the inability of her husband to consummate the marriage as a ground for "mental cruelty", the woman said she was ready to undergo medical examination anywhere to prove her virginity - Times of India
Lady Gaga was never going to show up at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Sunday. But that didn’t stop dozens of fans from gathering outside the stadium for a rally against the increasing influence of Indonesia's hard-line Islamist organizations.
Fans, known as “Little Monsters” placed flowers outside the stadium in a mock memorial service for “the death of freedom of expression in Indonesia.” Others staged a flash mob, dancing for seven minutes to a mix of the US pop star’s hits.
“We recorded [the rally] and uploaded it to the Internet so the world can see that not all Indonesians condone violence,” said Tria Meirina, one of the organizers of Sunday’s event - Jakarta Globe