‘People with autism deserve a regular life’


ACTRESS Nur Zarina Mohd Zainuddin, 53, disagrees with the idea of isolating individuals with autism at home for the sake of their safety or that of others.

The mother of two autistic sons believes that hiding them away from the world is like a punishment, reported Sinar Harian.

Nur Zarina said if her twins, Muhammad Raizal Azrai and Muhammad Razil Azrai, both 28 years old, have tantrums, she would let them express their aggression under supervision.

“You can’t keep them caged at home; it’s too cruel. They have tantrums all the time, sometimes up to four times a day.

“They will calm down on their own, just don’t let them hit themselves in the face,” she said.

> A woman has been sentenced to one day in prison and fined RM5,000 for burying her foetus in a graveyard.

Harian Metro reported that magistrate A. Shaarmini sentenced Nur Aqilah Ahmad Fairuz Zakri, 23, after she pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 318 of the Penal Code.

She was charged with committing the act at the Kampung Pertanian Masai cemetery in Johor at 6pm on Jan 26. The foetus had died before birth.

According to the facts of the case, the accused, who was four months pregnant, told a doctor that she was against continuing the pregnancy and that she had already consumed two abortion pills she got from a friend.

● The above article 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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