Compiled by JUNAID IBRAHIM, LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
SINGER and actor Aiman Tino claims he did not get any royalties even after registering with a company two years ago.
Aiman said he hesitated about sharing his opinion about the music industry as he saw himself as a newbie, Harian Metro reported.
“I registered with the company in 2018. I heard from some of my friends that they too had not received any royalties from the organisation.But as I am a newcomer, I was afraid to voice my concerns. It may lead to misunderstanding. So I just listened to my friends’ experience, ” he said.
Aiman claimed there was very little information shared about the royalties payment system, adding that he has been busy preparing to start his own business selling char kueh teow in Wangsa Maju.
> Immigration officers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport were allegedly involved in bringing in female foreign nationals to serve as guest relations officers (GROs), Utusan Malaysia reported.
The paper quoted a source from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as saying up to 10 “special” counters were opened to allow these women, especially from China, to enter without screening.
The officers were allegedly paid by syndicates and this activity is believed to have started three years ago before being exposed recently.
MACC recently arrested two suspects, found 10 Chinese passports and confiscated RM60,000 cash.
“Several luxury vehicles were also seized, ” said the source.
> A student from Skudai, Johor, rode his motorcycle 800km up north to his campus in Universiti Utara Malaysia in Sintok, Kedah, to get a stable Internet connection for his online classes.
The student, R. Arvintharan, 22, said he started his journey at 11pm on Nov 24 and reached his destination in Kedah at 11.30am the next day, Kosmo! reported.
Arvintharan said he started out at night to avoid his engine from overheating from the long journey.
“I hope I will be able to study without any more distractions so I can maintain my 4.0 CGPA, ” he said.
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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