Compiled by C. Aruno,Hanis Zainal and R. Aravinthan
ACTOR Datuk Rosyam Nor (pic) has put up a banner at the home of his aged mother urging people not to visit her during Hari Raya, reported Harian Metro.
The actor said the decision was taken by him and his siblings as they were worried that people would come over to visit his 80-year-old mother despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We, the family of Biahsudin, wish you a Selamat Hari Raya. Maaf zahir batin. This year we as a family will not receive visitors – we will do a video call instead,” reads the
banner put up by Rosyam and his siblings.
The 53-year-old actor and his siblings have also decided not to have a big celebration this year.
“Every Hari Raya, my mum’s house would be the focus of celebration with family members and relatives gathering there as my mum is the only one still alive from her side of the family.
“We want to follow the advice given by the Health Ministry and the government,” he said.
The decision was also taken with everyone’s well-being in mind, he added.
“God willing, next year we will have a big celebration.”
> Two men in Jerantut, Pahang, were briefly trapped in a grave as it caved in while they were digging it, the daily also reported.
The incident on Tuesday happened as Mohd Nor Aizam Ghazali @ Jamaluddin and a fellow villager were working on the grave at the Kampung Baru Muslim cemetery.
“As usual, when there is a death in the village, the village chief will ask me to dig the grave. So my friend and I headed out to the cemetery to dig (the grave).
“The major digging was done using an excavator, we were only doing the last bit. Suddenly, a pile of earth fell on my head as I was crouched over to dig.
“My friend was beside me at that time. I was fully covered (by earth) while my friend was buried up to his waist,” he said.
Nor Aizam, 37, said that they were lucky as their friends who were nearby helped to pull them out to safety.
“I won’t forget this tense moment – being buried in a grave I was digging – for as long as I live,” he added.
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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