POPULAR nasyid singer Hafiz Hamidun told Harian Metro that his marriage to Siti Arifah Mohd Amin, the cosmetics company owner known as Joy Revfa, was never consummated.
Hafiz, 33, and Siti Arifah, 30, were married in Thailand on May 1.
The singer told the paper that he did not have an intimate relationship with Siti Arifah owing to her “uncertain marital status”.
He said he has not seen the papers certifying her divorce from her first husband, a businessman with whom she has a child.
“I do not want the public to think that I was having illicit sex with the mother of a child. I annulled our marriage on July 13.
“As far as I am concerned, she is not my wife. Stop calling us husband and wife as we have split up legally,” he added.
Hafiz insisted that he has done the right thing because it was a serious matter.
He also said that even before and after the wedding ceremony, he was never shown Siti Arifah’s official divorce papers despite asking for them.
According to the report, Siti Arifah married Datuk Mohd Rayos Abdul Rahim, 46, in Thailand on Jan 13, 2013, but they divorced on Jan 13, 2015.
Mohd Rayos said Hafiz had jumped the gun. The former noted that although he had divorced Siti Arifah, he did not register the proper documents in Malaysia.
Kosmo! reported on Tuesday that Hafiz had gone to the Petaling Jaya Lower Syariah Court on Monday to file an application to annul their marriage when he was informed that he could not proceed as Siti Arifah had already lodged hers.
> A 221kg man from Kampung Mengkabang Telipot, Terengganu, was taken to the hospital three times on a lorry as he could not fit into an ambulance, Harian Metro also reported.
On April 12 last year, Faisal Md Ali, 29, was brought to the district hospital with the help of the Civil Defence Force on a lorry after suffering breathing difficulties.
On July 26 last year, he was again ferried to the same hospital on a lorry for high blood pressure.
In the latest incident on Tuesday when he had chest pains, he was sent to the hospital on a five-tonne lorry.
Kuala Nerus Civil Defence officer Kapt Ahmad Kamal Hakim Ngah said Faisal’s family had sought the department’s help to get a lorry with a hydraulic lift to transport Faisal to the hospital.
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