Cik B: I’m not riding on my mother’s fame

NEW rapper Cik B (pic), who is the daughter of millionaire entrepreneur better known just as Datuk Seri Vida, has dismissed talk that she was piggybacking on her mother’s prominence to make a name for herself.

“I didn’t use any ‘cable’ or whatnot. I worked independently to make a name in the entertainment industry, ” she was quoted as saying in Harian Metro.

Cik B, whose real name is Nur Edlynn Zamileen Muhammad Amin, said she was also marketing the brand of products sold by her cosmetics tycoon mother, whose full name is Datuk Seri Dr Hasmida Othman.

Her song, Tolonglah, has so far gained about 4.8 million views on YouTube.

The 16-year-old singer, however, was not spared criticism about her talent.

“I would be lying to say that I wasn’t stressed. But I accept every criticism in order to improve myself, ” said Cik B.

> The same daily reported that a man in Machang, Kelantan, had to leave his factory job when a sudden nerve disease caused him to lose his eyesight.

Syed Hafiz Hafizi Syed Omran, 22, said it started with his left eye becoming swollen for over a year before he experienced blurry vision.

A doctor detected an issue in his blood vessel which could be caused by a nerve.

“However, a year later, I lost the vision in my right eye as well. I had never been more gloomy. Luckily, my mother and other family members gave me strength.

“There’s a big possibility that I won’t ever be able to see again but I have to accept this as a test by God, ” he said.

Syed Hafiz Hafizi, who is the eldest among five siblings, said: It’s hard for me to accept my situation. I have to touch the walls in order to move around my house but I have to be patient and trust that there’s wisdom behind this test.”

> Kosmo! reported that over 20 people spent between RM80,000 and RM100,000 each to buy a home in Machang, Kelantan, but the housing project was abandoned by the developer.

The houses were supposed to be completed in 2008 but up until now, only 60% has been completed.

The abandoned units have now been taken over by bushes and shrubs.

A buyer who only wanted to be known as Nasrol, 42, bought a unit in 2006. He claimed that the developer stopped the project two years later without informing the buyers.

“Now, I am still required to pay RM530 monthly to the bank for the housing loan, ” he said.

Another buyer named Zaidi, 40, said they found out that the developer was not officially registered.

He questioned how the local authorities had approved the project despite the developer not owning a valid licence.

Several police reports had already been filed, he added.

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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