Compiled by DIYANA PFORDTEN, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
EVER since she starred in the 2019 Petronas Raya webfilm, Rendang SoRaya, Fiza Thomas’ acting career has been on the uptrend.
Harian Metro reported that the 28-year-old, whose real name is Nur Hafizah Longkip@Thomas, said she has now begun to gain the trust of drama producers and TV stations.
Prior to that, the actress was more active in theatre, having done several projects with Enfiniti (M) Sdn Bhd.
Fiza said she simply loves acting after being given many opportunities to do.
“My involvement in Rendang SoRaya is undoubtedly the sweetest and most meaningful memory for me (in my career).
“I had tried my luck in the entertainment industry by joining Akademi Fantasia in 2016.
“I did not expect to come this far and it’s certainly not easy to achieve this, ” she said.
The Sarawakian was further noted for her acting in the drama Syurga Untukmu aired on TV3 last year alongside a star-studded cast that included Fahrin Ahmad, Diana Danielle and Julia Farhana Marin.
Although she played a supporting role in the show, Fiza said she was truly grateful that, as a new talent, she was given the chance to appear in one of the drama slots on TV3.
> The smuggling of firecrackers and fireworks has intensified since the start of Ramadan, with smugglers now operating under a new modus operandi, reported Utusan Malaysia.
Malaysian Border Security Agency (Aksem) commander Deputy Supt Azizan Saman said a barter system is believed to be used for the illicit activity.
The foreign smugglers would exchange their goods for ketum from Malaysia because the leaves enjoy a high demand in Thailand, fetching up to RM180 per kg.
“During this fasting month, we find the activity active around the time of buka puasa and sahur (breaking of fast and pre-dawn meals), ” said DSP Azizan.
For this year, they had seized firecrackers and fireworks amounting to RM12,299 including tax, he said, adding that the items were hidden behind a vape shop in Guar Sanji, Perlis, on April 20.
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.