Singer Wany aims to take up acting seriously


New beginnings: Wany said she cannot solely rely on her singing career and hoped that she would get more acting roles.

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

SINGER Wany Hasrita is planning to venture into acting after her singing career was affected by the three-month movement control order (MCO), reported BH Ahad.

The 27-year-old singer said her foray into acting was to support her singing career.

Previously, Wany restricted her involvement in acting as she was worried about being asked to play characters that did not fit her image as a veiled woman.

However, she had a change of heart when she saw more directors safeguarding the sensitivity of actresses who wear the hijab.

“I had appeared in a tele-movie but my role was not significant. Now, I am ready to take my acting career more seriously.

“I am not fussy but I am mindful of the little things because I do not want to tarnish my image as a veiled woman.

“After four years in the industry, I see 2020 as the year for me to rebrand Wany Hasrita and I also worry that due to the challenges brought about by Covid-19, I cannot solely rely on my singing career,” she said.

> Despite his hearing and physical disabilities, a polytechnic graduate proved he could still excel in his career as a landscape designer, reported Sinar Ahad.

Wan Azrul Amin Wan Mohd Nashir, who has a diploma in architecture, started work in landscape design at a company five months ago.

“I graduated in 2018 and was unemployed for a year. I’m thankful that my current employer was willing to hire me,” he said.

The story about him went viral on social media previously after he shared his extraordinary designs despite having only four fingers.

Recalling his student life at the polytechnic, Wan Azrul said that he had faced many challenges because of his physical disabilities.

“I can’t get a strong grip when holding a pen. As an architecture student, I faced difficulties as the assignments required hand control to make drawings using a technical pen.

“I had to repeat the task many times and kept hurting myself while cutting the board,” he said.

Wan Azrul believed that it was important for him to leave his comfort zone and to never give up.

> Twenty-one teachers rode motorcycles through a log bridge and slippery roads to get to their school in Gua Musang, reported Metro Ahad.

The bridge to the school ollapsed two days ago due to a heavy overflow from a river stream after heavy rain.

“This is a great sacrifice for SK Tohoi teachers to educate orang asli children in the rural areas,” said Gua Musang district education officer Azuri Hamzah.

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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