Compiled by LIEW JIA XIAN and HANIS ZAINAL
ACTOR Remy Ishak (pic) is said to be suffering from attacks from otherworldly beings (ilmu hitam), Harian Metro reported.
The 37-year-old actor said he had been suffering from the symptoms for about a year, but only recognised it as being due to witchcraft recently.
Remy said the first symptom was depression.
After seeing a religious leader (ustaz), he realised that someone had used witchcraft on him.
“Even now I am still disturbed (by the beings), especially when I want to perform my Maghrib (dusk) prayers.
“I often feel out of sorts and sometimes I become irritable, ” he said.
He, however, vowed to fight these attacks.
> The daily also reported that a family of three has been living at Terminal 1 of the Seremban bus station for a week.
Azmi Yusof, 54, wife Noorlida Shaari, 44, and their five-year-old child have been sleeping on chairs or the floor of the waiting room at the terminal.
Azmi said they started running out of money since Noorlida was diagnosed with mental illness recently.
“Before this I worked as a roti canai maker but had to quit to take care of my wife who was admitted to Hospital Tuanku Jaafar (HTJ), ” he said.
He said that by taking shelter in the terminal, his wife could go for her treatment at HTJ in Seremban more easily, as they had been living in Nilai before.
“I only want to seek shelter here for a while until she gets a bit better (from the treatments), ” he added.
> Actress Farhanna Qismina now wants to focus on playing adult characters to avoid being stereotyped as a “teen actress”, the daily also reported.
The 22-year-old, who is known to fans as Sweet Qismina, said that she wanted to play characters that were “memorable”.
“My focus now is to play characters that people keep wanting to see and who are memorable.
“I admit that many still see me as a teen actress, and it had never been much of an issue before.
“But at this age, I need to play characters that can help my career transition (from teenage actress) to an adult, ” she said.
Speaking of her role as twins Balqis and Qistina in the newly-released horror film Pusaka, she said filming had been challenging.
“There was a scene where hair was supposed to come out of my mouth, and we didn’t use special effects.
“I had to put a wad of hair that was drenched in (fake) blood into my mouth for the scene. It was nauseating. That put me off my food for a bit, ” she said.
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.