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Published: Tuesday July 3, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday May 29, 2013 MYT 10:56:10 PM

Anzalna apologises for defaming Neelofa

PETALING JAYA: The month-long controversial spat between local starlets Anzalna Nasir and Neelofa has finally ended with the former issuing a public apology for defaming Neelofa in a newspaper article in June.

The apology by Anzalna, 24, whose real name is Nur Anzalna Md Nasir, follows her admission that she did not have any evidence to support her allegations against Neelofa to the newspaper concerned.

“I, Nur Anzalna Md Nasir, on the advice of Persatuan Seniman Malaysia hereby apologises to Neelofa for a statement made in Berita Mingguan on June 10, 2012, on page 10 which brought disrepute to Neelofa and her family,” she said in the presence of Neelofa at a press conference organised by Seniman at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

“I admit to not having solid evidence when I made the statement to the newspaper concerned. I honestly did not have any intention of embarrassing anyone by the statement.”

Also present were the actresses' two lawyers, Seniman president Zed Zaidi and complaints and legal bureau chief Zahrin Ishak.

However, despite the apology, things between the two actresses remained icy and awkward, with neither making eye contact or exchanging greetings.

Details of the terms of apology in Neelofa's letter were not distributed to the media.

It had previously been reported that Anzalna accused Neelofa of belittling her family by setting up a page in Facebook entitled “We Hate Anzalna” and describing her as being ill-natured.

Neelofa, 23, whose real name is Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor, considered the issue closed.

“I am thankful this (fight) is over now. I chose to resolve the case in a legal manner because I know that the truth is on my side and it has been proven today,” she said.

The spat erupted following Anzalna's statement to the newspaper in an article headlined Anzalna bidas Neelofa' (Anzalna chastises Neelofa).

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