KUALA LUMPUR: A singer who made headlines for allegedly keeping a sun bear in her apartment has claimed trial at a Sessions Court here to two charges. Zarith Sofia Yasin, 27, was accused of keeping the sun bear, or scientifically known as helarctos malayanus, without a permit at her condominium in Desa Pandan at about 8pm on June 6. The singer, a former contestant on the TV programme Rockanova, also claimed trial to a second charge of keeping the sun bear in an environment not conducive to its comfort and well-being. Manira also ordered Zarith Sofia to report at a police station monthly and to surrender her passport to the court. A video of the sun bear peeking its head out of an open window and making noise went viral recently.
Source: The Star June 12, 2019 23:34 UTC