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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | MYT 11:32 AM

Sorry, guys – single-again Dr Vida has no time for you


Cosmetics millionaire Datuk Seri Dr Hasmiza Othman, better known as Dr Vida, says many men are trying to get to know her now that she’s a single mother again. Dr Vida recently ended her marriage to Fairuz Ahmad Zainuddin. The marriage, her third, lasted three years. The 46-year-old businesswoman said she was fed up of being flooded with messages from interested parties via social media and WhatsApp. "My heart is not ready yet to accept another man in my life. I'm comfortable being single. "Even if there is (a suitor), that individual should be willing to stay with me for better or for worse," she was quoted as saying. "Furthermore, my priority is my children and my business. That's it. No time for men now," she added.

> Boy who worked to support drug addict dad wants to be a cop

A seven-year-old boy who worked four jobs to support his drug addict father says he wants to be a policeman when he grows up. The Federal Territories Welfare Department has temporarily placed Ahmad, not his real name, at an undisclosed shelter home after his plight was highlighted in the media last Saturday. Appearing happy and dressed in new clothes, Ahmad said he was delighted to make new friends at the home but he missed spending time with his father. According to earlier reports, Ahmad had shouldered the responsibility of being the breadwinner by selling recycled bottles, guarding parking lots and begging to get money for rent and food, while his drug addict father stayed in their rented room. The boy has never gone to school and does not have a birth certificate. His father has agreed to sort out his son's documentation issues so that Ahmad can be registered in school. Meanwhile, department director Wan Noraidah Wan Mohd Zain said Ahmad has been taken into temporary custody under Section 19(2) of the Child Act 2001 while other next of kin are being traced.

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