Singer Afieq: I will not resort to cheap stunts to boost popularity


Compiled by C. ARUNO, SIRA HABIBU and R. ARAVINTHAN

SINGER Afieq Shazwan does not want to resort to cheap publicity stunts to boost his popularity, reported Berita Harian.

The 22-year-old revealed that certain parties had suggested that he should create a controversial scenario in a room, or pull other publicity stunts to gain popularity.

“But personally, I will not resort to creating cheap controversy for the sake of gaining popularity,” said Afieq who had released the new single Lelaki di Telefon.

Afieq said he wanted to succeed in the entertainment industry purely on his talent.

“Peers used to bully me, making fun of my physical appearance when I was 17. I was skinny then. Then I gained muscles.

“Only after achieving results, I shared my weight-lifting workouts on social media,” he said, adding he had engaged his uncle as his fitness trainer.

> A villager in Pahang is bent on reviving interest in tetuang, an ancient tool made of buffalo horn, reported Sinar Harian.

Rozali Abdul Rani, 47, said he had been making tetuang over the last 23 years at his workshop in Taman Setia Jaya in Temerloh.

“In the past, only important individuals such as the village chief could own a tetuang that is also known as the Malay trumpet,” he said.

Rozali said nowadays tetuang could only be seen at royal events, and during parties attended by dignitaries.

“The use of tetuang can be seen in P. Ramlee movies,” he said, adding it was used to draw public attention before an announcement.

Rozali said the greatest challenge in making a tetuang was the difficulty in sourcing suitable buffalo horn.

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.

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