Compiled by RAHIMY RAHIM, and C. ARUNO
A MAN in Melaka lodged a police report claiming that he heard mysterious loud knocks for over 15 minutes on his house’s window last week, Metro Ahad reported.
“It really scared me, ” said Mohd Zaki Abu Bakar, 36, who is currently staying in Taman Bukit Emas, Melaka.
Mohd Zaki, who lodged a report at the Rembia police station, said during the incident, he was alone in the living room after his wife and son went back to their hometown.
He was taken aback when he heard the loud knocks at about 1am.
“I was scared when I found no one outside. The gate was locked. I could not find a single footprint, ” he said.
“I started to recite the azan (Islamic prayers) until the knocks slowly became softer and softer, ” he said.
Mohd Zaki said while he had heard of such stories from other places, he did not expect to hear the knocks himself.
He claimed to have also found some cracks on the window when checking his house at 4am.
House owners in various parts of the country claimed to have recently been disturbed by loud knocks at night.
> The Malay daily also reported that television host Nabil Mahir had since clarified that he was only joking when he told reporters that he wanted 13 children.
Nabil married actress Ayda Jebat on New Year’s Day at Masjid Al Taqwa, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
“The number 13 is my favourite number. I never aim to have 13 children. The most important thing for us are the well wishes and prayers that we will have healthy children.
“I don’t care how many children I will have and will leave this to destiny, ” said Nabil, who was criticised on social media for his remarks.
Ayda said she was used to criticism from netizens.
“It is up to the public to say whatever they want. I do not care as we know one another. We can only hope they will pray for our best, ” she said.
> The newly-built Razaleigh Mosque in Bandar Lama, Gua Musang, would only open to the public after the lifting of the recovery movement control order on March 31, Kosmo! Ahad reported.
Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said although the construction of the mosque, which was inspired by Mecca’s Masjid Al-Haram, was completed, the opening would be postponed.
He said the mosque would comply with all the SOP.
“We want the pandemic to be resolved first and then, only will we allow the mosque to operate normally, ” said Tengku Razaleigh, fondly known as Ku Li.
Ku Li is currently the longest serving federal lawmaker and has retained the Gua Musang seat since he first won it uncontested in 1974.
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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