A TAILOR had to climb up a ladder when measuring the tallest man in Malaysia for his Raya clothes, Kosmo! reported.
Mohd Azli Hisyam Abdul Ghafar, who stands at an astonishing 220cm, requires about 10m of cloth for his Raya attire.
The 25-year-old, whose shoe size is 16, lamented about his difficulties in finding clothes that fit him.
“I usually have to spend about RM500 for a set of baju Melayu and I cannot afford it,” said Mohd Azli, who lives in Gua Musang, Kelantan.
The Gua Musang Welfare Association has decided to sponsor his outfit for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Its chairman Mohd Syahbuddin Hashim said the tailor spent about 15 minutes measuring Mohd Azli’s body, while an average-sized human would only require about five minutes.
In 2013, Mohd Azli entered the Malaysia Book of Records for being the tallest person in the country.
> Singer Baby Shima has turned down an offer to sing a song that had obscene elements, Metro Ahad reported.
The songstress, whose real name is Nor Ashima Ramli, said she declined an offer to collaborate with Indonesian composer Yogi RPH, who produced hits such as Lagi Syantik.
Shima said the song that was offered to her had lyrics which allude to a person’s huge snake.
● 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.