Family of 12 surviving on 1 can of sardines daily

FANCY surviving on a mere can of sardines daily?

Well, that’s what a family of 12 has to endure – one can of sardines for their meal in order to survive as they are living in extreme poverty since the family’s breadwinner passed away.

Devi Chinnadurai, a 41-year-old housewife, has been a single mother of her 11 children since her husband died from heart disease a month ago and is now living in the People’s Housing Project (PPR) in Desa Rejang, Setepak.

She is now relying on her eldest son and her second daughter, who are 19 and 18 respectively, for their income in order to feed the family.

Both children work at an NGO and each makes a meagre RM1,000 per month, which, according to Devi, is not enough to support her family of 12.

Devi wants her children to have a nutritious and healthy diet.

“But the cost of food, buying rice is already over RM1,000, after which we need to buy vegetables. I also want to buy nutritious food for my children. What can I do, we’re unable to afford. We only eat what we have,” she said.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), many children suffer the same fate as Devi’s family.

The report revealed that one in 10 children are underweight and one in five have stunted growth in the PPR area and that weight loss was even more severe among Indian children.

Can a dog perform CPR on man? (Video)

THE MADRID police have shared an adorable video of a dog performing CPR on a man.

The video shows a policeman, who feints a faint, and the dog rushes to save him.

The dog starts by jumping on the man’s chest. It then lays on his belly to check his breathing.

The pooch then places its head on his neck to check his pulse before leaping on his chest again.

The officer is then “revived”, giving the hardworking pooch its pay of a well-deserved pat and high appraisal.

Watch the video here:

Woman strips hubby’s mistress for public dressing down

AN enraged woman almost made a curry of her husband’s alleged mistress when she confronted the woman and stripped her bare on the streets in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam on June 12.

The victim, a 30-year-old spa worker, was humiliated by the suspect in the 12am incident.

To the shock of witnesses, the suspect then proceeded to pour fish sauce and chilli powder on the woman’s bare body.

The victim was then also attacked by passersby who felt she deserved it for her alleged actions.

Police, who were alerted to the incident, arrived at the scene soon after but the people involved in the attack had already left.

They did however identify the victim, who works in a beauty spa in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam, and advised her to file a police report.

She refused to do so as she felt it would make the situation worse.

“Many were cursing the woman’s (the victim’s) actions. According to the suspect, she had built her household for more than 10 years before the owner of the beauty spa destroyed her family,” the witness said.

“The victim just lay on the road. Just letting herself be physically abused by these women and I believe she was taken to hospital due to burns on her skin from the chilli powder.”

It has been found that this particular type of humiliation to mistresses is popular in Vietnam.

Same-sex relationship game banned in seven countries

SEVEN countries have banned the Sims FreePlay because it embraces gay relationship in the game.

On Wednesday, the game’s developer posted a notice informing users that “in light of regional standards”, starting on July 5, the game will no longer be available in seven countries — Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, and China.

It said The Sims 4 has a free update that will apparently make changes so “female Sims can wear suits like Ellen (DeGeneres), and male Sims can wear heels like Prince”.

The Sims FreePlay was released in 2011 and has been regularly updated since then.

Like other editions in the Electronic Arts’ franchise, it allows users to take control of a virtual person, helping that Sim build a home, get a job, and find love.

“We’ve always been proud that our in-game experiences embrace values as broad and diverse as our incredible Sims community. This has been important to us, as we know it is to you,” said The Sims FreePlay Team.

Those who have already downloaded the game in the seven countries can continue playing it, but will not be able to receive any updates or make any purchases.

Thou shall not drink?

IT was Chinese New Year eve, and seven national divers thought it would be alright to have some beer.

So they had some beers during a Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner when they were on a three-day break in Guangzhou. The event was said to be hosted by an accommodation manager in China.

A video of the little drink-up went viral months later, and Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) acted promptly. The athletes’ allowances have been suspended with immediate effect.

“Three coaches were there for the trip but were unaware of the filmed incident, which took place behind closed doors in a private area,” Asum said in a statement.

The statement also highlighted the divers’ successes, including the silver and bronze medals won at the World Series 1 and 2 in China and Japan before bagging three medals at the Commonwealth Games.

“The athletes have admitted their wrongdoing and they have promised never to do it again. They have learned from their mistake and they would like to offer an apology to the public.

“An investigation committee will determine what action to be taken against them. And we will forward their recommendations to the Asum disciplinary committee.”

Is the punishment fitting? Is it even necessary?

Nipah virus from banana leaf? Seriously?

THE Health Ministry has debunked a viral message that linked a death at a local private hospital to the consumption of food wrapped in banana leaf, which supposedly caused the Nipah virus.

Selangor state health director Datuk Dr Khalid Ibrahim said there was no patient admitted to any hospital with such a case.

The district health offices, state health department and the ministry were not notified of any case involving any disease or incidence of food poisoning suspected to be caused by the use of banana leaves or infected with the Nipah virus.

The WhatsApp viral message stated that a woman had encountered breathing difficulties and later died after consuming a meal wrapped in banana leaf that supposedly had the virus.

Khalid urged the public not to believe news and messages that were unverified. He advised them to get confirmation from the ministry.

The viral message read:
“A Gentle Reminder. Banana Leaf – Foods/Kueh Kueh/Nasi Lemak & others Wrap In banana leaf. My sister ‘s immediate Neighbour went for Banana Leaf Rice with her Bro-in-law in Rawang Town on Thursday for lunch. In the evening she was feeling unwell, shortness of breath. Went to Clinic & came home. At night around 9pm admitted to KPJ Rawang Town Hospital & suspected Nipah Virus. Passed away yesterday evening. Aged :32. Life is so uncertain.”

Man crushed to death by mother’s coffin (Video)

AN Indonesian was killed when his mother’s coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during a service on the island of Sulawesi, police said Sunday.

Samen Kondorura, 40, died Friday when pallbearers lost their footing while carrying the coffin up a bamboo ladder in the Parinding valley in North Toraja district, local police said.

The casket fell as the group hoisted it onto a lakkian, an ornately carved tower where the deceased is placed before elaborate traditional funeral rites.

“As the mother’s coffin was being raised to the lakkian, suddenly the ladder shifted and collapsed, the coffin fell and hit the victim,” Julianto Sirait, chief commissioner of the Tana Toraja resort police, told AFP.

Video from the scene, which has gone viral online, shows the ladder slip just as the casket enters the tower, sending the men tumbling several meters to the ground where the victim is struck by the coffin.

Horrified onlookers rush to the men’s aid but Kondorura died later in hospital.

Sirait said the accident happened because the ladder was not properly reinforced but the family has declined to press charges.

The body of Kondorura is now resting alongside his mother Berta, he added.

When ethnic Torajans die, local residents hold elaborate funerals that can last for days and involve music, dance and the sacrifice of water buffalo.

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Raining sea creatures in Qingdao, China?

IMAGES of sea creatures raining down on cars and buildings in Qingdao in the Chinese province of Shangdong have gone viral.

Among the incredible images shared on Chinese social media was that of an octopus falling on a car’s windshield after being swept up and away by heavy winds. Then there were photos of starfish and shrimps landing on windshields of cars.

The Qingdao Meteorological Administration was reported as saying the violent weather was recorded late on Tuesday afternoon with Hurricane-force winds blowing at a shocking 34.8 miles per second, registering storm force 12 on the Beaufort scale.

However, the report was found to be false and the photos that went viral were photoshopped.