Compiled by C.ARUNO and CLARISSA CHUNG
FORMER TV3 personality Azrinaz Mazhar Hakim (pic) will soon be welcoming her third child – the first with husband Fairos Khan Abdul Hamid whom she married last year, reported Mingguan Malaysia.
She has two other children from a previous marriage to the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah – Pengiran Muda Abdul Wakeel, 13, and Pengiran Anak Puteri Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah, 11.
Azrinaz, who is 40, is currently six months pregnant and has just passed her second trimester.
“I wish to share the news that we have kept from the public all this while. I am immensely thankful that I have passed my second trimester.
“I appreciate the prayers of my parents, friends and all around me. Allah SWT has given me the chance to have a child again, for the third time,” she said.
She said she hoped that she will be able to have a smooth delivery without any complications.
“God willing, the baby can be born without the help of modern technology.
“I have to admit however being pregnant at not so young an age, it will not be as easy as it was 11 years ago,” she said.
> A Paralympian from Kelantan Nur Ain Natasya Marzuki is not letting her physical limitations deter her from pursuing her dream to become a make-up artist, Berita Harian Ahad reported.
The one-armed 16-year-old enjoys putting on make-up as a hobby, besides busying herself with her studies and her training.
“I accept my fate to have only one arm. However, I want to prove that even with one arm, I can become a successful individual, and even be a professional beautician one day,” she said.
She added that she has been collecting make-up items since she was young, and that her relatives have even let her do their make-up for them.
Nur Ain said she has been active in athletics since entering secondary school and her talent has led her to become a Paralympic runner in Kelantan.
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.