Ashraf still troubled by Covid-19


Compiled by C. ARUNO, DIYANA PFORDTEN and R. ARAVINTHAN

ACTOR Ashraf Muslim (pic) is worried about working again and is wary of crowded places after having tested positive for Covid-19, reported Sinar Ahad.

He, however, said he would continue to work and fulfil his responsibilities to his family.

“I’m worried and traumatised. But I have a responsibility and I need to earn a living for my wife and kids, ” he said.

Ashraf was infected in April during a drama shoot in Scotland.

The 38-year-old actor added that he had not received any directive to return to the set of the drama titled Demi that had been halted due to the movement control order (MCO).



> Due to interstate travel restrictions, a mother of two was inspired to innovate a traditional dish – ketupat daun palas – by replacing the fan palm leaves with banana leaves, reported SinarPlus.

Aishah Sofiah Mohammad said she named the modified dish “ketupat PKP”, which was to be eaten with chicken feet rendang.

The 33-year-old said ketupat palas was a favourite dish for her seven siblings and the recipe was from their late mother.

“I get daun palas in the woods near my hometown in Pahang but because of the MCO, nobody was allowed to balik kampung.

“A week before Hari Raya, I found it impossible to get my hands on daun palas so when I saw a banana plant, I thought, why not?” she said.

Aishah said the preparation for the dish was similar to using daun palas.



> In a column named “Addin” (religion) in Metro Ahad, Arabic language teacher Khairudin Shaary said eating squirrels had become a Syariah concern of the Muslim community for the past few years.

The author said a video titled “Eating squirrels is a trend in Malaysia” went viral recently, garnering over 4,800 views.

“The 26-second video featured a man preparing a squirrel, believed to be for his meal, ” he said.

Khairudin said according to Muslim scholars in Nusantara (Malay Archipelago) and a recent update on the website of the mufti of Federal Territory, eating squirrel had been ruled as “haram” or forbidden.

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.

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