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Jan 31, 2010 10:09 AM by Associated Press

Lovers told to pay fine in buffaloes, pig

A news report says a Malaysian court has ordered two lovers to pay a fine of four buffaloes and a pig after they were found guilty of having an illicit affair.

The Star newspaper says the Native Court in Penampang district on Borneo island ruled Friday that the man and woman must compensate their communities with the animals, valued at about 6,000 ringgit ($1,800), for their tryst.

They were also fined 1,000 ringgit ($300) each.

The man's wife filed a complaint last year after finding her husband in shorts and her colleague in a sarong at the man's second home. The court rejected their claim that they were just "best friends."

Officials could not immediately be reached Sunday for further details.



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