More funds needed for Save Sufiah campaign

  • Nation
  • Friday, 08 Aug 2008

THE United Kingdom Malay Association (Melayu UK) is still in need of more public contributions to its “Sayangi Sufiah” campaign aimed at helping mathematic genius Sufiah Yusof, 23, lead a better life, Metro reported.

The fund, launched four months ago, has yet to meet its target, and this is hindering the efforts to save the former Oxford University student turned high-class prostitute in London.

According to the daily, Sufiah had agreed to receive treatment in the Islamic way from Kumpulan Penyokong and Pengasuh Profesional (Pisang).

Pisang planning and strategy director Hanafi Abdul Malek said Sufiah’s agreement to counselling and treatment had opened an opportunity to guide her to the right path in life.

“This is a long-term plan, but we do not even have enough money for flight tickets, let alone other expenses,” Melayu UK president Hamidi Abdul Rahman said in its official website.

> Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat is willing to cooperate fully with the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) on any investigation into the appointment of his son-in-law Ariff Fahmi as chief executive of Perbadanan Menteri Besar Kelantan, Utusan Malaysia reported.

“I am fine with it. They can investigate Ariff, my daughter, officers and myself,” he said.

Kelantan ACA director Mohd Jaafar Hussein said he had received a poison-pen letter that was also distributed to the media, and was seeking the truth before taking action.

“The letter touches on issues of cronyism, power abuse and the use of a vehicle given by a hypermarket,” he said.

“It also questions PAS’ stand on opposing the involvement of (Rembau MP) Khairy Jamaluddin in a government-linked company.”

When contacted, Ariff declined comment.

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