A 50-year-old grandmother from Terengganu claims to have had 200 boyfriends over a span of five years, thanks to a piece of batik cloth that was her lucky charm.
In an interview with Harian Metro, the woman, known as Nora, claimed that the cloth, known as kain ular berlaki, was given to her and it worked “like a charm” in getting the men.
Nora, who has 10 grandchildren, claimed that men be they young or old, single or married were attracted to her, but stressed that she never had sex with any of them.
“It was never about sex. I just wanted someone to chat with and go out for drinks when I am bored,” she said, adding that her first “conquest” was when she was a divorcee in 2003.
Nora had since remarried, to a man 10 years her junior.
She also claimed that the cloth had been given jampi (charm) by a bomoh and it had a caricature of two snakes mating. Nora felt it was time to let go of her lucky charm as she was getting old.
The paper also reported that a Hindu family were shocked to learn that their father had converted to Islam when they were preparing to cremate him.
The family of Said Bacha Ariffin, 56, claimed that their father had never told anyone he was a Muslim and was shocked when Negri Sembilan Islamic Affairs Department officials came to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital to claim his body so that he could be buried according to Islamic rites.
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