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Tuesday May 28, 2013
Other News & ViewsCompiled by TAN SIN CHOW, ZUHRIN AZAM AHMAD and A. RAMAN
WELL-KNOWN motivational speaker Ustaz Azhar Idrus popularly known as Ustaz YouTube for having his talks uploaded on the video-sharing website has taken a third wife, reported the Malay dailies.
News of his marriage was spread via Facebook and blogs and confirmed by nasyid singer Hafiz Hamudiun, who attended the wedding.
Ustaz Azhar married the woman, known only as Izyan, 27, who is also the niece of Keramat Permai AU1 PAS branch chief Omar Tahar, in a ceremony in Gombak on Sunday.
The akad nikah (solemnisation) ceremony was attended by Ustaz Azhar's first wife Rogayah Sulong, 42, and second wife Wan Halimatun Niza Wan Mohd Nor, 26.
Ustaz Azhar also appeared in several PAS ceramah during the recent general election.
> Harian Metro highlighted the case of a national cyclist who claimed that she was blackmailed by a female Facebook friend who threatened to release her nude pictures if she refused to pay her RM5,000.
The cyclist, who declined to be named, alleged that earlier this month, an individual going by the name “Fumiko Yamamoto” had requested to be her friend.
She said last Wednesday, she chatted with her new friend on Facebook and Skype, adding that the woman's face appeared blurry.
The cyclist claimed that it was then that she suddenly “blanked out” until her mother woke her up at about 12.50am.
“About an hour later, I re-opened the chat box on Facebook and the woman asked if I would like to watch an interesting' video. To my horror, it was my photos.
“I am puzzled because while chatting via Skype, I was on my bed but in the video, I saw myself under the bed.
“The woman demanded RM5,000 to be deposited into a bank account if I wanted her to delete the photos,” she said.
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