Price of Adultery? 4 Buffalo and a Pig

Malaysian court gives cheating couple a beastly fine
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 31, 2010 11:31 AM CST
Not this American buffalo, but his Malaysian cousin water buffalo were the subject of the tribal court ruling.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A Malaysian tribal court has ordered two lovers to pay a fine of four buffalo and a pig after they were found guilty of having an illicit affair. The Star newspaper says the Native Court on Borneo island ruled last week 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 today for further details.

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