Jalaludin still going strong 20 years on


Multi-talented: Jalaludin in ‘Aku Tak Bodoh’. He has over 100 movies and dramas to his credit.

Multi-talented: Jalaludin in ‘Aku Tak Bodoh’. He has over 100 movies and dramas to his credit.

Compiled by BEH YUEN HUI, NG SI HOOI and R. ARAVINTHAN

ACTOR Datuk Jalaludin Hassan, who has been in show business for at least two decades, said he did not expect to have such a long-lasting career.

Sinar Harian reported that he had acted in at least 100 movies and dramas.

He recalled that his family was initially hesitant about his choice of career.

“But when I won Best Supporting Actor for my role in the Jejak Perantau drama, acting alongside Datuk Rahim Razali, my family began to accept my decision,” he said.

> A Muslim convert is selling ketupat cina in Malacca, promoting it on Facebook in his attempt to popularise the halal glutinous rice dumpling to the community.

Marzuki Phang, 39, was quoted in Harian Metro as saying that he made the delicacy using chicken and mushroom, and wrapped it with bamboo leaves.

“At first, people were reluctant to try it but after much explanation, they did and liked it,” he said, adding that he now received about 30 orders daily from customers.

His ketupat cina sells for RM5 each.

> A syndicate exploiting disabled foreigners by making them work as beggars has been busted following the arrest of 11 people in Johor Baru, reported Harian Metro.

The suspects were detained by the Johor Immigration Department during a raid on a bungalow in Taman Pelangi on Saturday.

Among them were five handicapped people from China, including two women.

The detainees were between 27 and 56 years old.

State Immigration enforcement chief Masri Adul said four Malaysian men, who worked as drivers fetching the disabled group to their assigned begging areas, were also arrested. They were paid RM20 an hour each.

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