‘Linda was not well-prepared’


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 07 Mar 2007

PERHAPS it was not just the dress that made Linda Onn refuse to show up to co-host the 79th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. 

Star TV’s associate vice-president for South East Asia, Nini Yusof, claimed that Linda Onn’s no show was because the radio deejay was just not well-prepared to host the red-carpet event. 

“A day before the event, we asked Linda to rehearse for the show but the producer was not satisfied with her performance and spontaneity. 

“So we asked her to rehearse again in the morning before the start of the event,” Nini said. 

Nini’s comments were carried in Kosmo! 

Era FM deejay Linda had been slated to co-host the awards ceremony with Channel V presenter Dominic Lau for Star TV but she backed out at the last minute, saying that she had not been allowed to wear the dress of her choice.  

She had planned to wear a black and white kebaya by Jovian Mandagie, an Indonesian designer, but was asked to wear an outfit  

by Malaysian designer Radzuan Radzi will instead - which she said was an unflattering skin colour, did not fit her properly and was too revealing. 

Linda also said that she received Radzuan’s outfit only an hour before she was due to leave for the Kodak Theatre. 

Nini, however, refuted this, and said the organisers had provided a tailor and hairdresser for Linda to make the necessary adjustments. 

Linda’s claims that Radzuan’s dress was revealing and not suitable to her body, Nini said, were baseless. 

>Harian Metro reported that the eight Rela officers who allegedly assaulted two Nepali foreign workers, had made seven false police reports in Linggi, Negri Sembilan with regards to operations against illegal foreigners around the Kuala Langat area. 

Kuala Langat OCPD Supt Zulfikli Mohamed said the reports conflicted with one another, and it was impossible for the Rela officers to have carried out the operations as they claimed, because the locations were too far from each other. 

On the assault of the Nepali workers, he said investigations showed that Rela had not followed procedures. 

In the incident at 2.30am last Friday, eight Rela officers climbed over a factory fence and charged into a cabin where 10 Nepali workers were living, hitting two of them with a rotan. 

They also broke a TV and mirrors before detaining eight others and taking them away to the Semenyih detention centre.  

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