WINNER of the Dewi Remaja beauty contest Haneesya Hanee has lost her title after a video emerged online apparently showing her and her fellow finalists partying at a nightclub.
The 19-year-old, whose full name is Sharifah Haneesya Sayed Sahlan, admitted to her misconduct at a press conference in Shah Alam yesterday.
She also appealed to the public to stop blaming her mother, saying it was her own fault, after her title was revoked by the organisers for breaching contest rules.
Earlier yesterday, Sinar Harian reported that Haneesya had asked for time to comment on the issue when the daily contacted her on Wednesday.
The video, which went viral online a day after Haneesya was crowned the winner of the pageant organised by Remaja magazine last Sunday, shows a woman resembling Haneesya and other finalists at a nightclub having alcoholic drinks and dancing to club music.
> The used clothes seller who came upon 550,000 yen (RM20,790) inside a wallet in the pocket of a used coat is afraid of logging into his Facebook account.
Utusan Malaysia reported Wan Mohamad Adam Wan Mohamed saying that after the story went viral, he received brickbats online.
The 29-year-old said his family members had also become fearful over the negative comments although he had not done anything wrong.
Wan Mohamad Adam bought the sack of used clothes for RM50 each for his business which he runs at his shop in Kota Baru.
He has not used the money although he has converted 450,000 yen (RM16,800) as he is unsure if it is religiously permissible to use the cash.
Kelantan mufti Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad said the money should be surrendered to the baitulmal (Islamic public fund institution).
● The above article 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.