Compiled by YIMIE YONG , HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM and R.ARAVINTHAN
ACTRESS Nur Fathia Latiff is in the eye of the storm after she removed her hijab and later posted on social media an image of herself being kissed by a man.
Kosmo! reported that Fathia, 32, admitted on Thursday to not wearing the hijab any more as she felt depressed and insincere in putting on the hijab since April 2016.
She shared the photo with a series of messages on her Instagram Stories.
“I wore the tudung because of other people, not because of Allah or my own will,” she said.
“I was depressed all this while because I could not be myself and I don’t like feeling that way.”
Fathia acknowledged that there would be a backlash to her decision but she said she was unafraid.
“When I removed the hijab, I became more free and comfortable. I don’t want to be a hypocrite,” said Fathia, who had appeared in the drama Ariana Rose.
> Celebrity Datin Diana Danielle has shared via Instagram her run-in with the taxmen.
Diana, who is the wife of actor Datuk Farid Kamil, was placed on the travel ban list, Harian Metro reported.
She claimed that Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) had no right to ask her to pay her tax arrears until they repaid their “debt” of RM100,000, which she had tried to claim since a year ago.
Diana alleged that she was asked to pay the RM350,000 arrears even before she could submit any documents to LHDN.
LHDN later reduced the amount to RM150,000 and offered to let her settle it via monthly instalments of RM11,000.
LHDN communication officer Masrun Maslim made clear that the board was bound by the regulations stipulated under the Income Tax Act.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.