DATUK Aznil Nawawi (pic) has once again been recognised as the Longest Serving Television Presenter by the Malaysian Books of Records, Kosmo! reported.
The 53-year-old TV host had the recognition award presented to him at a ceremony held on Monday.
Previously, he won a similar award in 2012, also from the Malaysian Books of Records. Aznil, who is also known as Pak Nil, said he was grateful to be active in the entertainment industry for so long.
“Throughout the 26 years that I have devoted to the hosting field, I did not expect that I would be at this stage and the record has not been broken over the last four years,” he said, adding that he hoped that there would be more local hosts committed to their career.
“Many of them do not show commitment and are also involved in other fields such as acting and singing. As a senior in this industry, I want this to change,” he said.
> A couple has been living in fear after they were harassed by gangsters because their son got involved in illegal gambling, reported Sinar Harian.
The couple has been threatened by gangsters who operate illegal gambling machines.
The victim, who only wanted to be known as Tan, said he and his wife were harassed by the gangsters who came to their home in Jaya Gading, Kuantan, Pahang to collect an alleged RM50,000 debt.
The 63 year-old man said his 22 year-old son, who has problems studying as he is a slow learner, has been working at the gambling premises since February.
“My youngest child has not returned home for 20 days, and throughout that period, the gangsters have come to my house three times,” he said.
“I once gave them RM5,000 and told them not to disturb me and my wife. I told them to go collect the money from my son.”
Tan lodged a police report at Jaya Gading police station.
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