Zarith Sofia Yasin, a 27-year-old singer and a former reality star from Malaysia, is arrested for refusing an Indonesia sun bear in her flat. The neighbors only know when the bear is pushing one of her apartment window with the roaring sound.
Zarith says that she saw that furry animal on the road and thought that it is a dog and she took that bear to home. The bear is just six months old.
After witnessing, the bear neighbors informed this to the police. The Department of Wildlife and National Peninsular (Perhilitan) arrested the singer for keeping the bear in her house.
She confirmed that the cub was sick and is just 6months old. She didn’t want to keep it permanently, but she wants to rescue the bear, thinking that it is a stray dog. The charge under Section 69 (1) of the Wildlife Protection Act carries a maximum fine of RM200,000 or jail up to 10 years, or both, if convicted.
Manira also ordered Zarith Sofia to report at a police station monthly and to surrender her passport to the court. The video of the bear peeking out of the window and roaring went viral in the social media recently.
Zarith is so close to that little animal. It becomes a family member for them. Zarith even named the cub name – Bruno!
The Sun Bear is a protected animal in Malaysia. This incident becomes a piece of huge news for that reason. Anyhow, the cub is safe. It doesn’t hurt anyone. Everyone is safe. The cub is sent to National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Sungkai, Perak. The cub is healthy and playing happily. The cub is just six months and is very young to be released in the wild.
However, Sofia is facing the law for rescuing the cub. Sofia Yasin was a previous contestant on reality show Rockanova and is also working as a pub singer.
What do you think about rescue?. Is it right or wrong?. Let me know your opinion in the comment section.