SINGAPORE singer-actor Aliff Aziz (pic) claimed he could not remember anything about his arrest during a drunken brawl in Orchard Road in the early hours of the morning last weekend, which was caught on camera.
Harian Metro reported Aliff as saying, however, that the incident had taken a toll on him mentally but he vowed to carry on.
“I have gone through a lot this year. I hope I will become stronger with the support of my family, father and siblings, ” he said in a video message posted on Facebook.
Saying that he did not want to respond to the negative messages he had received over the incident, Aliff said he considered these to be his pahala (merit).
“We don’t look at our own sins. I am also the same. But I hope when we are in akhirat (afterlife), we will get our rewards, ” said the former husband of actress singer Bella Astillah.The couple, who has a son together, divorced earlier this year following allegations of Aliff’s infidelity. The actor had also been in the news as recently as October when he was in court to face two charges of theft.
He had allegedly stolen one million rupiah (RM295) and S$300 (RM913) from Indonesian actress Raja Yunika Perdhana Putri. He was also accused of stealing a packet of cigarettes and a lighter while at a Starbucks outlet in Plaza Singapura.
In the same video, his mother S. Hafiza Basharahil could be heard telling Aliff to learn from his mistakes.
“Always look forward. There is a reason for everything that happens. Although you still fall down at times, I will always pray for you, ” she said.
> Berita Harian reported actress Tasha Shilla as saying she was comfortable living the single life and not desperate for a partner.
The film star, known for her romance drama Tabir Zulaikha, said the door of her heart was not yet open to receive any man in her life at this point.
“Not that I don’t believe in any man but I would like to focus on my career. For me, love will come by itself. I don’t have to go looking for something that isn’t for sure, ” she said.
She said she was even ready to leave the country and try her luck abroad to ensure her dreams became a reality.
While the 32-year-old did not put a time frame on achieving her ambitions, Tasha said she had made preparations by getting experience in theatre, television and films.
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.