Compiled by LOSHANA K. SHAGAR, NG SI HOOI and M. UMAGESWARI
ACTRESS Lisa Surihani (pic) is said to be pregnant with her first child, reported Metro Ahad.
Dubbed “Malaysia’s Sweetheart”, Lisa has yet to confirm or deny the speculation.
Another theory is that Lisa would only confirm her pregnancy exclusively via certain media channels.
Lisa, 29, married KRU studio co-founder and film director Yusry Abdul Halim in February 2012.
The daily also revealed that singer Liza Hanim was pregnant with her fourth child.
During her previous pregnancy, Liza had suffered severe loss of appetite.
The singer, 35, said although she hoped to have a son, she would not mind if it turned out to be a girl.
Liza has three children – Marsya Qistina, 12, Marissa Qaireen, six, and Mohamed Salahuddin, four.
> A father in Kampar has named his newborn after US President Barack Obama, whom he admires greatly, reported Sinar Harian.
Azman Kamaruddin, 34, made the decision after finding out that his wife was three months’ pregnant.
“I see Barack Obama as a charismatic leader with a fighting spirit. He is an African American but is capable of leading the world’s most influential country,” he said.
Despite the initial shock, Azman’s family eventually accepted the name.
Obama Azman was born on Nov 14 last year at Hospital Pantai in Ipoh.
Azman and his wife Rahila Safimi Md Rejab, 31, said they wanted the name to inspire his son.
The couple said their son was the centre of attention wherever they went because of his name.
> Several printers have been found to be illegally printing foreign newspapers and selling them to foreigners in Malaysia, reported BH Ahad.
The daily quoted Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as saying that all the printers involved were owned by Malaysians.
Investigations into the printers had begun and legal action would be taken.
However, Dr Ahmad Zahid did not reveal the number of printers involved.
Last week, the ministry confiscated 3,500 copies of newspapers, published in the Burmese, Bengali and Nepali languages, which were being printed and sold without a permit.
It was also reported that the foreign papers, which were not monitored and vetted by local authorities, contained explicit images, along with advertisements on alcohol.
Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.