Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, JAROD LIM and R. ARAVINTHAN
YUNA (pic) has impressed her fans in the United States with a Malay song, Kosmo! reported.
Although her audience in Boston did not understand a word of Malay, Yuna has proven that language is not a barrier in music.
One of her fans shared on Twitter a video clip of Yuna singing a Malay song at the concert and it went viral.
Her fan Dr Otaku tweeted: “When @yunamusic sang in a different language, it blew my mind! I had no idea what she was saying, but it still felt good to hear this song! That’s what music is supposed to do, it knows no language! Thank You!”
The comment was shared by many others on Twitter.
> Actor Fizo Omar called on critics to stop blaming his mother for his divorce, Mingguan Malaysia reported.
Fizo, 34, said his mother Hasnah Jidin, 59, had nothing to do with the break-up between him and headscarf entrepreneur Mawar Abdul Karim, 30.
“My mother is not at fault,” he said, sharing that his mother is a diabetic with failing eyesight.
Fizo said such malicious and baseless allegations were too much for his elderly mother to bear.
Mawar’s comment that she was willing to sacrifice her love for Fizo for the sake of his family had fuelled baseless speculations against his mother.
She had on June 22 engaged a lawyer to initiate divorce proceeding without Fizo’s knowledge.
> All it took to rescue a mentally retarded teenager from being allegedly abused by her mother and brother was a tweet from a stranger, Kosmo! reported.
The stranger, known as Jurais, tweeted that he heard the 14-year-old girl knocking on the door next to his sister’s home, pleading to be allowed into her house in Kampung Gial Tengah, Mata Ayer, Perlis.
Jurais said the young girl claimed that she was tortured by her mother and 15-year-old brother, and was forced to sleep outside the house.A video clip posted by Jurais showing the girl sleeping outside the house with a cat by her side had gone viral, and caught the attention of the Welfare Department.
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.