Woman admits to copying product of celebrity chef


Compiled by CHOW HOW BAN, RAHIMY RAHIM and R. ARAVINTHAN

A WOMAN has come forward to apologise following the issue of copying the product of popular social media celebrity chef and guru Khairulaming, reported Sinar Harian.

Masturaaliyah made the confession through a posting on Twitter, admitting for her wrongdoings and promised not to repeat it.

“Recently, there has been a controversy regarding the selling of unauthentic Sambal Nyet, it is not made by Khairulaming but it was made by me, ” she said.

“Therefore, I would like to truly apologise to the real owner of Sambal Nyet, Khairulming and to those who had fallen victim for the product that is not authentic, including to those who had misunderstood the real Sambal Nyet, ” she said.

On Feb 3, the 29-year-old social media personality whose real name is Khairul Amin Kamarulzaman, launched his special blend of chilli paste Sambal Nyet and 10,000 bottles were sold in less than an hour.

On Wednesday, Khairul Amin lodged a police report and took legal action towards the woman alleging that there were irresponsible parties who had copied and sold low quality products using his name and logo.

Following the woman’s admission on social media, Khairul Amin said that his party had demanded for compensation, an open public apology recorded on video as well as admission of guilt as a sign of apology from Masturaaliyah.

> Authorities have rescued 22 foreign nationals, who had been treated as modern day slaves after being locked up for over seven years at a restaurant and two hostels in Taman Chi Liung on Thursday, reported Kosmo!In an operation called Ops Pintas Bersepadu, the police rescued 11 individuals from Indonesia and 11 from India aged between 23 and 44 years old.

Three men, including the employer, aged between 29 and 60 years old, were also nabbed by the police.

The raid was made following a tip off to the CID’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Atipsom) unit (D3).

Bukit Aman Atipsom D3 assistant principal director Senior Asst Comm Fadil Marsus said based on initial investigation, the victims were paid RM10 per day compared to the RM1,500 minimum wage as promised for working 12 hours a day.

All of the victims had been sent to a protection home in Selangor and Melaka after health inspection.

The suspects were remanded for five days.

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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