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Unrequited love?: Shahir says he forgives those who spread rumours about him and Rozita.
A WOMAN who suffered behavioural changes and physical pain after taking weight loss pills is seeking compensation from the distributor of the product, reported Metro Ahad.
The 36-year-old mother, who only wanted to be identified as Fatimah, recounted her plight to the Tribunal for Consumer Claims in Ipoh recently.
“My breasts felt like they were being pierced, I became easily angered and started to hit my child,” said the general worker, who works at a petrol kiosk.
A friend who introduced the made-in-America product, which purportedly contained only herbs and Acai berries, convinced her it was effective without any need for exercise or dieting.
Fatimah, who consumed the pills three times daily, did lose weight rapidly but suffered other side effects including throbbing headaches, breathing difficulties and insomnia.
The Health Ministry’s Pharmaceutical Enforcement Division deputy director Mazlan Ismail said there’s been an alarming increase in unregistered slimming products in the market.
Many of these products have been found to contain banned substances including Sibutramine and Fenfulramine which affects brain nerves and heart function.
> Metro Ahad also reported that a “police officer” armed with a toy pistol, handcuffs, two walkies-talkies and fake police identification was arrested during an “Ops Cantas” operation at a budget hotel in Dengkil, on Friday.
A search of his Proton Waja led to the discovery of the other items.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mohd Adnan Abdullah said police were still investigating the case before action is taken against him.
> Akademi Fantasia season eight winner Ahmad Shahir Zawawi said he had no hard feeling against those who fuelled rumours of his unrequited love to popular actress Rozita Che Wan, reported Berita Harian.
The 25-year-old denied he had “gone missing” or put his singing career on hold for over a year because of the gossip.
The Aku Yang Berdosa singer said he had chosen to concentrate on his business in his Perak home town beside prioritising time for his family.
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