Compiled by JO TIMBUONG, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
CHILDHOOD memories came flooding back for Ahmad Fadhil Zhafri Ahmad Fuad after he tracked down his former babysitter after a 30-year separation, reported Harian Metro.
Fadhil, 38, grew up in Berjuntai Tin in Bestari Jaya, Selangor, under the care of the then 14-year-old Maragamah Vellu, whom he affectionately called Kak Mala.
“She cared for me and my two brothers for four years from 1984. Initially, I came back to meet my former ‘mengaji’ (Quran recitation) teacher Pak Khalid who told me that Kak Mala never moved. So, I went to visit her too, ” he said.
He said Kak Mala, now 51, was on her way back from Shah Alam and was very happy to receive an unexpected visitor when she got home.
Although she did not recognise him at first, memories and tears started to flow once Fadhil mentioned his parents’ names.
He was touched when she showed him a picture of her with Fadhil and his two younger brothers taken around 1988.
The picture was shared on a Facebook group called Malaysiaku Dulu Dulu Official, where it received 600 shares and over 24,000 likes.
> Veteran actors are stepping forward to have their Covid-19 vaccinations, reported Berita Harian.
Among them was 67-year-old Wan Maimunah, known for her tear-jerking performances in Wanita Bertudung Hitam and Interlud.
The actress is waiting for her children to help her figure out the registration feature on the MySejahtera app.
“I’m a bit busy at the moment but my children will help me with the process. I have been waiting a long time for this, ” she said.
The actress also brushed aside fake claims on chain messages trying to convince people that the vaccine was dangerous.
“I’m better off not reading such nonsense in messages that come from dubious sources, ” she said.
Other celebrities who are in their 60s such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire? host Datuk Jalaluddin Hassan and Abu Bakar Ahmad said they are also ready to get the jab.
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.