Thursday, May 10, 2012
A male doctor who exposed himself to a 19-year old girl while dressed up as a schoolgirl pleaded guilty in a Singapore court yesterday.
He was sentenced to serve a year's probation and ordered to do 60 hours of community service. The judge also him to attend treatment at Institute of Mental Health.
An upset parent in Singapore had lodged a police report after his daughter was told by a teacher,'I don't want to see your face.'
The teacher and the school had since apologized for the incident.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Two men convinced a bar owner in rural South Africa she could multiply bank notes just by boiling them in a chemical solution. They then proceed with a demonstration by boiling a 10-rand (1 euro) note in the solution to produce three new notes with different serial numbers.
They then persuaded the bar owner to withdraw 1,000 rand to be boiled to become thousands of rand. She then withdrew the money but before it was cooked the police was tipped off.
Robbers threw human excrement (that is human sh*t) at people who just withdrew money from banks then they offred to help the victims clean it up before robbing them. They have made off with A$38,000 so far.
"These robberies are vile and sickening in their nature and we are doing everything we can to catch those responsible," Australian police said.
All three incidents happened in Sydney.
The Jakarta city administration has moved with exceptional speed to cut down an old mahogany tree said to harbor two distinct forms of Indonesian ghosts.
The extraordinary turn of events has led the religious affairs minister to call on people not to be influenced by “mystical” stories and the National Police chief to appeal for calm.
The saga began when a pocong (shrouded corpse ghost) and kuntilanak (vampiric female ghost) revealed themselves to a child who reportedly made the mistake of relieving himself against the old tree in Roxy, Central Jakarta, on Nov. 26.
In the hysteria that has followed since, hundreds of people have begun visiting the tree with at least ten becoming possessed by spirits.
Photographs and video purporting to be of both the pocong and kuntilanak are now circulating on the Internet.
Ferry Abdillah Kadir, a local official, told Detik.com that the sightings had drawn large crowds that had caused major traffic congestion.
He said he had sent a letter of request to the Jakarta Park and Cemetery Agency to remove the tree.
Though the agency acted quickly and cut down the tree on Thursday, the spectacle is not over — speculation is mounting that the ghosts have simply moved to one of three neighboring mahogany trees, Detik.com reported.
Police in Jakarta said a businessman pointed a gun at a restaurant waiter after a scuffle when the businesman refused to pay his bill.
He was arrested after the worker lodged a report. He could be jailed for five years if proven guilty.
Homosexuals and homosexuality are natural and created by God, thus permissible within Islam, a discussion concluded here Thursday.
Moderate Muslim scholars said there were no reasons to reject homosexuals under Islam, and that the condemnation of homosexuals and homosexuality by mainstream ulema and many other Muslims was based on narrow-minded interpretations of Islamic teachings.
Siti Musdah Mulia of the Indonesia Conference of Religions and Peace cited the Koran's al-Hujurat (49:3) that one of the blessings for human beings was that all men and women are equal, regardless of ethnicity, wealth, social positions or even sexual orientation - Jakarta Post
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A number of Saudi nationals suffering from physical and mental problems have fallen victim to an unknown man whom lives in Egypt and claims he can cure them by sending over a ‘Muslim jinn’ [genie] to address their health issues.
The Egyptian’s agent in Saudi Arabia arranges a phone call, understandably, to identify the exact nature of their medical emergency, and too, establish which jinn to dispatch in order to properly address the problem.
“People who spoke to the man in that country were asked to transfer a specific sum of money to his account so he can send them a Muslim jinn,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Sabq said in a published report.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police, discovered the scam when they arrested the man’s aide in the city of Onaiza.
Hardworking, dilligent and intelligent Singaporeans failed to detect school texbook error for seven years
An error in a history textbook used by secondary schools in Singapore has gone undetected for seven years, until now.
In an explanation of governance in ancient China, the textbook erroneously refers to "feudal lords" during the Shang and Western Zhou dynasties as the "shi" - a glaring inaccuracy, say history academics and experts.
The "shi", they point out, are the nobles and intellectuals who may hold positions in government and sometimes own land, but they ultimately yield to the feudal class, reported Lianhe Wanbao.
The textbook with the conspicuous mistake is "The Living Past - History of Ancient India, China and Southeast Asia", which is approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Now in its second edition, the first version was approved by MOE for use back in 2006 - eadvantage
Police detected six pieces of counterfeit S$500 cash chips in circulation at the Resort World Sentosa casino on Jan 22 last year. After investigation, the police managed to identidy the culprit and arrested a male Singaporean and he would be charged in court soon.
If convicted of the offence using counterfeit chips under the Casino Control Act, the suspect may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years or to a fine not exceeding S$150,000, or both.
Jakarta Police have arrested four alleged members of a group of thugs that specialize in posing as police officers to extort money from victims.
“These suspects have been held responsible over two cases, in which they had extorted Rp 178 million [US$19,400] and Rp 140 million from their respective victims,” Jakarta police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said on Wednesday.
The group members, only identified as IS, CS, T and AS, allegedly posed as police officers whenever they met their targeted victims.
After a short introduction, he said, the suspects usually took their victims for a ride, threatening them with weapons and taking their money before dumping them at random places, like toll roads.
Rikwanto said the police have confiscated cars, firearms and money.