Compiled by LOSHANA K. SHAGAR , THO XIN YI and R.ARAVINTHAN
ACTRESS Scha Alyahya is not affected by the negative comments over her new hairstyle, reported Utusan Malaysia.
Scha, who now sports a stylish French bob, said she did not regret the decision.
“I am not doing something that is immoral. It’s just a haircut. I will not do something I do not like, and besides, if it was way too short, my husband may not have approved of it either.
“I understand if not everyone likes this image, but I am okay with accepting the views of others. I feel free,” she said.
Scha’s husband, television host Awal Ashaari, encouraged her to simply let people comment as they wished instead of closing off the comments section on her Instagram.
The actress said she could accept criticisms but not if they were made against her daughter Lara Alana.
“I was a little surprised when netizens began fighting in the comments section of my post.
“I noticed some of the negative comments came from children,” she said.
On her feature film after five years, Scha said she was excited to be featured alongside popular names like Erra Fazira, Sherry Al Hadad and Azhan Rani in the upcoming movie Bikin Filem.
The short hairdo she sports is also part of Scha’s efforts to bring to life her on-screen character Zarina, an aspiring actress who was raped by her own father.
> Illegal betting is in full swing during the World Cup season, with bookies willing to offer up to RM20,000 if controversial footballer Luis Suarez bites another footballer during a match.
Harian Metro reported that gambling syndicates made the offer on the odds of 500:1, where if any individual were to bet RM1, they could take home RM500 if they win the bet.
In the last World Cup in Brazil, Uruguay striker Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a match, which resulted in him being issued a four-month ban from all football-related activities.
For the 2018 World Cup in Russia, an estimated RM10mil worth of bets were being made each day, and the total is expected to increase during the quarter-final, semi-final and final matches.
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.