Compiled by NG SI HOOI, ADRIAN CHAN and R.ARAVINTHAN
Heads turned as seven fully-clad grid girls, complete with tudung, made their presence felt at the Malaysian Superbike Championships at Sepang International Circuit, reported Harian Metro.
The models, clad in blue baju kebaya, stood out among other grid girls on Sunday.
They were hired by a boutique specialising in Muslimah-attire named ZettyJasmy.
The boutique’s founder Jasmi Jamil Abdul Malek said the idea behind promoting Muslim models as grid girls was to make a point that aurat-covering clothing could also make an impact.
However, Jasmi Jamil admitted that his idea received mixed responses on social media, with some supporting him and others criticising him.
“Often, when we think about grid girls, we think of those dressed in sexy attire.
“That is why we want to change this perception, and we hope that it can be accepted by the public,” he said.
> The daily also reported that all is not fair in love and war when a man in Puchong was beaten up by a rival who was competing for the affection of the same woman.
The Myanmar national was working at a restaurant in Bandar Puchong Jaya on Sunday when a man attacked him from behind with a steel rod.
A witness, who worked at the same restaurant, said the victim tried to escape via the kitchen door but was ambushed by two of the attacker’s accomplices who were waiting outside.
After a brief struggle, the victim managed to escape. He received 11 stitches for head injuries.
The worker who witnessed the event said he believed the victim had recently started a relationship with a woman who was involved with one of the attackers.
> Found in Translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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