Rare Borneo bay cat spotted

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016

Image of Borneo rare bay cat.

THE elusive Borneo bay cat was spotted in Sarawak recently, reported Kosmo!.

Known scientifically as Pardofelis badia, the elusive animal was spotted in the Lundu area by a group of researchers from the Sarawak Forestry Department led by Dr Ahmad Ampeng.

According to department director Sapuan Ahmad, the find was the result of a five-year study at the area named Heart of Borneo, a large rainforest in the middle of Borneo overlapping the borders of Malaysia, Kalimantan and Brunei.

Sapuan said the sighting showed that the cats were scattered around the rainforest as they had been spotted in the Mulu National Park, Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, Pulong Tau National Park and Anap Muput forest before.

He added that the sighting would open up new areas of research on the species.

> Harian Metro reported popular singer Alyah as saying that the greatest gift she received for her birthday this year was her husband’s change in behaviour.

Alyah, whose real name is Datin Nor Hasliah Abu Hassan, said her husband Datuk Ramli MS’ change in behaviour had made their marriage happier.

“The positive change in my husband has made me happy. He’s different from how he was before – he’s more polite, caring and loving.

“I feel that he is more present in my life now,” she said.

The singer, who celebrated her 35th birthday on Jan 3, said that resolving the issues in her marriage had helped her and her husband become more understanding of each other.

“I don’t regret my actions as I have learnt from them,” she added.

> The Johor mufti has said that divorce caused by social media would invite “the wrath of God”, Sinar Harian reported.

Datuk Mohd Tahrir Samsudin said married couples should not use social media to flirt or do anything forbidden by Islam.

“For example, a divorce stemming from someone reconnecting with an old flame through social media is forbidden,” he added.

He said the number of divorces caused by social media was not at a worrying level yet.

“This is because married couples still know how to take care of their relationships,” he said.

He was commenting on a report which stated that the divorce rate among Muslims in the country was increasing.

> Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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