Being 200cm-tall is not a problem for this ‘regular’ guy


Compiled by JAROD LIM, ZAKIAH KOYA and R. ARAVINTHAN

BEING called “panjang” (long) or “galah” (pole) is the norm for Muhammad Syazwi Mazlan, who is 200cm tall, Harian Metro reported.

The geoscience petroleum student of Universiti Teknologi Petronas said he was also likened to popular and lanky South Korean actor Lee Kwang-soo.

Muhammad Syazwi said he was comfortable with his height and did not feel unusual.

“Some friends joke that I am too tall but it is not a problem, ” he was quoted as saying.

A 24-second clip on TikTok of him taking a stroll in Kuala Lumpur garnered more than 560,000 views to-date.

“The idea to share the recording came from my basketball coach Nabil Rauf who asked me to create content on my height, ” said the 2019 MabaCup championship Terengganu basketball player.

Fortunately, he has no difficulty getting clothes and shoes.

“I usually wear size 12 basketball shoes but there is not much choice. It is difficult to find shirts but not pants, ” he said.



> Actress Nad Zainal gave birth to her second child on Tuesday but will not reveal the baby’s gender for now, Sinar Harian reported.

Nad, whose real name is Farah Nadia Zainal Abidi, 30, underwent a caesarean procedure.

“Thank God everything went well. I have not even thought of the name, wait for the seventh day, ” she posted on Instagram.

Nad said that she was nervous about the delivery after a “five-year break”.

Her Instagram post showed a video of her husband Muhammad Faliq Amiruddin and her first child, Fahad Ibrahim, holding the baby.



> Being physically disabled and wheelchair-bound has not stopped a couple from eking out a living.

Berita Harian reported that Rohana Abdullah and Abdul Razak Mohd Lingga, both 48, from Kampung Telok Gedong, Pangkor Island, have turned to tailoring and selling dried salted fish.

They ran a sundry shop but was forced to close due to the pandemic.

Rohana now does tailoring while Abdul Razak takes orders for clothing alterations besides making salted fish.



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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