Compiled by RASHVINJEET S.BEDI, ASHLEY TANG, OH ING YEEN and R.ARAVINTHAN
AFTER several months of filming the drama Mona Lisa, an adaptation of Two Women’s Room, love sparked between actor Hafreez Adam and actress Zara Zya, Sinar Harian reported.
“At first, Zara and I did not have a lot of scenes together, but we became friends after filming for months on the set,” Hafreez said.
The 28-year-old said Zara was an enormous help to him while on the set.
“I was very comfortable with her. She was bright, easy to talk to and committed to her career.
“She was also not afraid to share ideas and knows what she wants,” he said.
Hafreez also said being five years younger than Zara was not a barrier as he was sincere in wanting to develop their relationship.
“Please pray for us and hope that our relationship will go far,” he said.
> A man was fined RM4,000 by the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court for threatening to kill his wife and throwing a flower pot at her car, Kosmo! reported.
Magistrate Salamiah Saleh meted out the punishment after Zulkifle Harun, 57, pleaded guilty.
He was fined RM2,000 for each charge. The unemployed man did not pay the fine and was taken to the Sungai Buloh prison.
According to the facts of the case, Zulkifle became angry after his wife did not open the house door for him.
> Harian Metro reported that the high demand for cheap cigarettes is causing syndicates to smuggle whatever they can.
Officers from the various enforcement authorities have been threatened, attacked and even had their houses burnt.
A former cigarette smuggler who wanted to be known as Ah Seng said that for every box sold, the smuggler received RM0.50 while the trader received RM1.
He said people no longer buy these cigarettes by the box but by the carton.
The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.