Sharifah Aini and her controversies

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  • Thursday, 02 Dec 2004

Oct 24, 1983 – Conceptual Garments Sdn Bhd boutique owner Raja Norshiba Raja Danif sued SharifahAini over unsettled bill for garments sold to thesinger. He said Sharifah Aini used 18 of the garments made for her but rejected one of them afterusing it. The singer also rejected two others whichshe did not wear at all. 

Aug 30, 1984 – Sharifah Aini was ordered by theKuala Lumpur magistrate’s court to pay RajaNorshiba RM2,909. Magistrate Mohamed SamanMohamed Ramli also dismissed the singer’s counterclaims against Raja Norshiba for breach of agreement on the costs of the garments. 

Sept 9, 1985 – Sharifah Aini filed a suit againstKarang Kraf Sdn Bhd for defamation over articlesthat appeared in Bacaria on Aug 18 and 25 whichshe claimed were “false and were published maliciously” and as a result had subjected her to ridiculeand contempt. 

Sept 10, 1985 – Sharifah Aini obtained an injunctionagainst Karang Kraf Sdn Bhd, the publisher of Bacaria,from publishing alleged libel against her. She had saidthat two articles which appeared on Aug 18 and 25were “false and were published maliciously.”Sept 12, 1988 – The High Court declared SharifahAini a bankrupt over a debt of about RM104,000owed to a building contractor. 

April 27, 1993 – Sharifah Aini’s mother SharifahNoor Syed Ahmad told the High Court that thesinger picked up a knife to stab her following a quarrel in 1978. Sharifah Noor said she regarded thesinger as a disobedient and ungrateful daughter.She added that the incident happened after shescolded Sharifah Aini because many people hadcame to collect debts while she was away. SharifahNoor was testifying at the hearing of the suitbrought by her daughter against Karang Kraf. 

May 12, 1994 – The High Court dismissed SharifahAini’s libel suit against Karang Kraf. 

Oct 9, 1999 – Sharifah Aini alleged that a femalesinger had sent out poison pen letters against herfor being the “golden girl” of EMI Malaysia, whichcelebrated Sharifah’s 30-year singing career by re-issuing seven of her old albums. Sharifah Aini alsoclaimed that she received nasty calls from a manwho acted on behalf of the female singer whoenvied her success. 

Aug 15, 2002 – Sharifah Aini was discharged as abankrupt by the High Court. 

June 7, 2003 – Sharifah Aini was made a Datukwhen she was conferred Pingat Panglima JasaNegara by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku SyedSirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail. 

March 16, 2004 – An entertainment reporter lodgedreport against Sharifah Aini for allegedly sendingthreatening text messages via SMS to her. 

March 17, 2004 – Petaling Jaya OCPD Senior AsstComm II Datuk Ghazali Md Amin said police wouldinvestigate the report by the journalist. 

March 18, 2004 – Sharifah Aini lodged two reportsagainst three journalists over their articles which sheclaimed were attempts to tarnish her reputation. 

March 18, 2004 – In her police reports, Sharifah Ainiadmitted that she sent 17 SMS messages which shedeemed as non-threatening to a journalist of anEnglish daily to serve as reminders to her. 

July 13, 2004 – Sharifah Aini sued an entertainmentwriter for slander, claiming she had made spitefulremarks about her concert during a conversationwith another journalist six months ago. 

Sept 21, 2004 – Petaling Jaya OCPD Senior AsstComm II Datuk Ghazali Md Amin said investigationpapers were forwarded to Bukit Aman after investigations into reports lodged by Sharifah Aini againstseveral people linking her to the hate mail against apopular artiste were completed. 

Sept 26, 2004 – Police arrested a private college lecturer in connection with the hate mail sent to SitiNurhaliza after successfully tracing the address andthe origin of the e-mails. The man was produced atthe Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court and wasremanded for seven days. 

Oct 6, 2004 – Sharifah Aini had her statementrecorded by police in connection with the hate mailsand death threats received by Siti Nurhaliza and several entertainment journalists. 

Oct 14, 2004 – Sharifah Aini was warded at theDamansara Specialist Hospital after claiming that shewas attacked by two men outside Sri Pentas, TV3’sheadquarters in Bandar Utama on her way to visit arelative at 8.30pm. She said two men pulled her outof her car, slapped her face, punched her stomach andalso injected something into her neck. 

Oct 15, 2004 – Closed-circuit television camerasinstalled at Sri Pentas captured visuals showingSharifah Aini’s car stopping just before the allegedassault. However, the recording broadcast over theTV3’s 8pm news did not show any attacker. 

Dec 1, 2004 – Sharifah Aini was charged in thePetaling Jaya magistrate’s court with criminaldefamation of Siti Nurhaliza through an e-mail sentto a college lecturer. 

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