Director defends ‘controversial’ drama title


THE director of a local Malay drama, the title of which sparked controversy, has defended his production, reported Berita Harian.

Eoon Shuhaini said the drama was titled Rahimah Tanpa Rahim (Rahimah without a womb) because it was tied to the storyline and not a gimmick.

He said before the movement control order last year, there was a discussion about the title with TV3.

“In the beginning, I must admit that the TV station did want to change the title.

“The station thought that it could create misunderstanding. However as a director, I thought that it was suitable for the storyline, ” he said.

The drama is about a woman named Rahimah who was born without a womb.

“From a religious point of view, the womb has a bigger meaning, which is love, ” he added.

The drama series stars Puteri Aishah, Azlee Khairi, Hafidz Roshdi, Mustaqim Bahadon and Ezzaty Abdullah.

The catchy title quickly became the talk of the town among netizens, some of whom made light of it while others took offence.

Eoon said the drama was not just based on the fact that the main character was born without a womb.

“It is also about a woman who grew up without love but she received it through different ways, ” he said, urging people to watch it first before jumping to conclusions.

The drama focuses on problems that women with Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome face.

MRKH is a disorder that occurs in women and mainly affects the reproductive system.

> Berita Harian also reported that legendary rock singer Datuk Ahmad Azhar Othman, who is better known as Awie, is not ready to “debut” his sixth child just yet.

Awie and his wife were blessed with a son on Jan 18 this year. The couple have three daughters and three sons, with the oldest, Puteri Aleeya Antasha aged 19.

The 53-year-old singer said he was very thankful for the latest addition to his family, although he was not ready to reveal details about his son to the world.

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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