Compiled by Fatimah Zainal, Tan Sin Chow and R. Aravinthan
ACTRESS Natasha Hudson has divorced for the fourth time after separating from businessman Noor Nashiq Sekano, reported Kosmo!.
While declining to divulge specific details, Natasha, 36, said they were divorced a few months ago. They tied the knot on Dec 7 last year.
Natasha, who has three daughters from her previous marriages, said she can accept her fate as a single mother and go through life as normal.
Natasha’s first marriage to Mohd Faiz Mohd Raih lasted only four months before she married Datuk Shahrin Zahari in July 2007. Her second marriage of two years produced a daughter.
In 2012, she wed Khalid Kamal and had two more daughters; the couple divorced after six years.
> A 16-year-old girl from Tanah Merah, Kelantan, has to take care of her six siblings after their mother died of kidney disease last Sunday, reported Harian Metro.
Roselina Abdullah, who also suffers from a congenital heart condition, is now the sole caretaker of her siblings aged between four and 13.
The eldest of seven children stopped schooling early this year in order to look after her ailing mother and siblings.
Roselina’s father died when she was three but the father of her six younger siblings is still alive, yet rarely checks on them after he divorced Roselina’s mother.
“I used to take turns with my mother to send my siblings to school and pick them up but now I have to do all that by myself on top of other housework.
“I need to find a job soon to pay for our daily expenses, ” said Roselina, whose family depends on the RM350 a month from the Welfare Department.
Roselina receives RM150 a month while her two other siblings who have learning difficulties receive RM1,800 each per year.
> A couple from Ipoh travel more than 200km each week to take their autistic daughter to the Royal Malaysian Navy base in Lumut, Perak, for training to become a swimmer, reported Sinar Harian.
Nur Fadhilah Zamri, 27, said she could see the potential of her daughter Nur Dhia Izz Ashafadina Muhammad Asrie, 10, after the latter completed a swim across Selat Dinding in Lumut on Aug 31.
Since then, Nur Fadhilah and her husband Sabah Ahmad, 56, have been taking their daughter for practice every Friday to Sunday.
“After going through a few sessions, she also started spelling. Her success of swimming across Selat Dinding was fantastic, ” said Nur Fadhilah.
The couple spend RM400 each trip while Sabah makes RM1,500 from his salary as a cleaner at a hospital.
Nur Dhia, who is also dyslexic and has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is now training to join the open water swim event Oceanman in Krabi, Thailand, early next month.
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.