Barbie: I’m all original, not plastic


Compiled by MARTIN CARVALHO, ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHAN 

ALL original, not plastic – that’s how stunning actress Nadiyah Shahab (pic), 26, responded to claims that her perfect features, which have earned her the moniker “Barbie”, are the result of cosmetic surgery.

“I will not entertain talk of whether my facial features are original or otherwise.

“All of them are original and not ‘plastic’ as some are saying,” she said in an interview with Mingguan Malay­sia.

The Singapore-born lass, who stars in local TV drama Lafazkan Kalimah Cinta, attributed her looks to her Arab-Javanese parentage.

“Just because my looks are said to resemble a certain cosmetics entrepreneur, I have been accused of altering my features, which should not be an issue at all,” she said.

Nadiyah, whose full name is Sharifah Nadiyah Syed Fuad Al Shahab, added that she normally does not wear make-up.

Nadiyah, who is also studying law, said she has to travel back and forth between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and finds it tiring.

She plans to settle down in Malaysia after marrying local actor Ben Ali later this year.

> A 26-year-old clothes and cosmetics businessman is said to have been shot and robbed by three masked men on Friday after showing off his wealth on Facebook live in Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, Metro Ahad reported.

Mohd Irfan Abdullah was reported to have been shot in the calf by one of the robbers at his office in Banggol Kulim at about 11.15pm before the perpetrators made off with jewellery worth RM150,000 and RM80,000 in cash.

Mohd Irfan, who was locked in the office by the robbers, called his sister and brother-in-law who rushed to the scene, only to find that police had already freed him.

He was rushed to the Pasir Mas Hospital before being referred to the Raja Perempuan Zainab Hospital in Kota Baru.

The brother-in-law told reporters that Mohd Irfan had made a live video to market his products a day before the robbery.

Pasir Mas OCPD Asst Comm Abdullah Mo­­hamad Piah said police recovered a 9mm bullet casing at the scene and CCTV footage showed three masked men fleeing in a white car.

Police believe the robbers have escaped across the border.

●  The article above 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.