Compiled by ZAKIAH KOYA, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
ACTRESS Elfira Loy (pic) prefers not to reveal the gender of her baby for now. She and her husband will reveal it when the baby is born, Utusan Malaysia reported.
The 25-year-old said she could not wait to become a mother.
“Both of us love kids. Although we don’t have the experience, we are excited about our new arrival. I’m grateful that my mum is willing to help,” she said.
Elfira, who is well known for her drama Qalesya, said she would not hold a function to announce her baby’s gender.
She hopes to have a girl while her husband prefers a boy.
“Having a child is a great gift and we are happy,” she added.
> The daily also reported that a family of eight has been taking shelter in a lorry for the past two days after their home was deluged by floods.
Zakaria Naim, 60, from Kampung Belimbing Dalam in Melaka, decided to spend the nights in the lorry with his wife, three children and three grandchildren.
The three-tonne lorry belongs to the employer of his son-in-law.
He said places in the evacuation centre at SK Belimbing Dalam was limited and the tents provided for the evacuees could only fit four people.
The family is among 343 victims from the village affected by floods.
> A durian seller is being praised for his honesty in selling durian flesh only by the weight without the thorny husk, Sinar Harian reported.
Mohd Izzuwan Ismail, 30, of Kampung Changkat Setoi, Batu 15 Jalan Sintok, Kedah, sells the durian flesh at RM25 per kg.
He said that he decided to do so after buying whole durians by the kilo only to find the flesh was spoilt.
A motorcycle mechanic, Izzuwan said only durians which were not spoilt would not be opened before being sold.
? 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.