‘Drugs not mine, I was set up’


Accidental suspect: Police reportedly found drugs in her handbag after an accident she was involved in.

Compiled by ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHAN 

UQASHA Senrose, the actress who was caught with drugs in her handbag, believed she was set up.

“Some people want to fix me up. What challenge am I facing next?” she asked Harian Metro.

She had earlier been taken to a police station in Kuala Lumpur after a road accident.

Policewomen who searched her apparently found 53 Erimin pills inside her handbag.

She has since been released on bail.

Uqasha, 26, also dispelled talk that she was “high” when she was brought to the police station.

“A urine test showed that it was negative,” she said.

Another report in Kosmo! said she was detained when the Range Rover she was driving knocked into another car in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

The pills, valued at about RM660, were inside her Chanel bag.

The actress, whose real name is Nik Zaris Uqasha Nik Zain, appeared in the drama Hero Seorang Cinderella.

> Ipoh appears to have asserted itself as a hipster town with an estimated 80 cafes, Harian Metro reported.

Known previously as the “ghost town”, the report said hipster hair salons could also be found there.

A traveller from Switzerland, Alena Leuch, said she spent two days in Ipoh and found it to be a unique place.

“My friend and I walked around the place and we did not expect to find a hipster cafe that was different and interesting,” said Alena, 18.

Another visitor, Nur Shahirah Hashim, said her family used to go to Penang or Kuala Lumpur looking for local food and attractions.

“Now, our attention is Ipoh,” said Nur Shahirah, 24.

> Actress Datin Seri Maria Farida has launched her own cosmetic brand called Glamrush.

The RM198 palette contains lipstick, eyeshadow and blusher, among others.

Utusan Malaysia quoted the 48-year-old as saying that she was relieved the one-year research into the product had been successful.

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.

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