Compiled by HANIS ZAINAL, JAROD LIM and R. ARAVINTHAN
FASHION critic Zaihani Mohd Zain has apologised for her social media post about overweight people, Harian Metro reported.
Zaihani, whose post raised the ire of many people, told the daily she did not mean to offend anyone.
“If my (social media) status has hurt my family, friends, and followers, I ask for forgiveness from the bottom of my heart.
“It is not my intent to body shame anyone and I admit I was wrong to touch on weight matters,” she said.
The post was meant as a criticism of “manspreading”, she said.
Manspreading is a term used to describe the act of men who sit with their legs wide apart and take up more than one seat in public areas or on public transport, causing inconvenience to others.
“I was sitting beside a guest of honour who did not respect my space. His thigh was on my chair and he did nothing about it although I showed that I was uncomfortable with it,” she said.
“I would have never thought of insulting someone’s appearance’”
> The same daily also reported that two sisters’ search for their missing mother led them from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Baru.
Rohani Muhamat, 58, and Salmah, 60, were however left disappointed after they failed to be reunited with their mother after driving all the way there.
“My sister received word that my mother might be living in an old folk’s home in Pasir Gudang.
“Since we arrived on Wednesday, we have been searching homes in the area but have not found her,” said Rohani.
She said their 99-year-old mother, Merah Chuit, suffers from dementia and disappeared from her house in Kampung Bukit Senggeh in Jasin, Melaka, in 2009.
Since Merah’s disappearance, Rohani and her siblings have never stopped searching, even enlisting the help of authorities to scour the forest near her house.
Rohani is still hoping for news of her mother and can be reached at 016-639 0006.
> Singer Loque’s new song was written with the intention of empowering Nusantara music, Berita Harian reported.
Loque, whose real name is Khairil Ridzwan Anuar, said that Chinta was first released in 2006, but he was not satisfied and decided to redo it.
The new version, he said, contained elements of Nusantara music such as gamelan.
“I don’t want my fans to just know about gamelan, I want them to recognise it as one of the treasures of local music.
“Gamelan reflects our culture,” he said, adding that he worked with the Pahang Royal Gamelan group to ensure authenticity.
He hoped Chinta, which also features singer Najwa Mahiaddin, will inspire young artistes to incorporate traditional music into their compositions.
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.