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AWARD-winning actress Maya Karin (pic), recently rumoured to be going steady with movie hunk Remy Ishak, is now said to be romantically linked with a prominent figure connected to the Lotus F1 team.
She has, however, denied she is dating anyone seriously, saying she has many friends because of her acting jobs and opportunities to travel.
Speculation that the beautiful divorcee is linked to a notable figure in the racing fraternity arose after she was recently spotted at a Lotus F1 team garage in Singapore.
Not anyone can get access to the exclusive garage, even with a ticket, commented habHIP, the entertainment pullout of Kosmo!.
Asked about this, Maya said: “I was brought in by a friend who owns a Lotus (car). We're only friends, nothing more.”
Maya, 31, who divorced English schoolteacher Steven David Shorthose in 2010 after three years of marriage, said she was still waiting for “the right person”.
“Who knows? I might meet the right one during one of my travels.
“I am not going to put a time frame and would rather let it come naturally,” she said, adding she would be going mountain climbing in Nepal soon with her father.
> Another elderly snatch theft victim was left injured and unaided on the road, Sinar Harian reported.
Gan Boon Leng, 69, had fallen from his motorcycle in a busy Malacca street on Saturday and lay on the road for about 10 minutes without anyone offering to help.
Passers-by and motorists stopped or slowed down to get a close look at him but none seemed to care until a concerned woman called an ambulance.
“While I was lying on the road, I was worried that I would be hit by a passing vehicle,” Boon Leng, who is the father of Kota MCA Youth vice-chairman Ronald Gan, told the paper.
Relating his ordeal, he said he was travelling back to the city on his motorcycle after visiting a friend in Bukit Beruang.
Another bike rode close to him and the rider snatched a gold chain he was wearing and sped off.
Boon Leng lost his balance and fell off his machine, which dragged him over a short distance.
“No one stopped to help me even though I waved my arms and called out for help,” he said, adding that he was fortunate that the woman stopped to help.
In July, a 60-year-old snatch theft victim in Penang died after she fell and cracked her head on the road.
Widow Tan Kim Chuan lay on the road near a block of flats for about seven minutes before help arrived.