Woman mints money from ornamental yam plants


Compiled by JAROD LIM and SYAHMI ROSFA

VALUABLE ornamental yam plants are all the rage now and in high demand which is why Azita Mohamad owns more than 100 species, reported Berita Harian.

The 47-year-old from Kampung Banggol Katong, Kuala Terengganu, said she focuses on buying various species of yam seeds to grow and sell.

“At first, I only bought 10 species priced between RM10 and RM18 per tree. Now I can earn RM300 to RM800 a day,” she said.

The species she owns includes mojito, black coral, frydex, sila gold, monsawang, pharaoh mask, albino, and ramlah pink.

Many are looking at commercially cultivating these plants because of their wide variety of patterns, colours and high value that can fetch thousands of ringgit.

> Singer and actress Ernie Zakri has come out to defend YouTuber Ryzal Ibrahim and his Korean wife Maryam who have faced brickbats for not following Malay confinement customs after their baby was born, Kosmo! reported.

Maryam, whose birth name is You Narae, opted to follow her Korean customs instead.

Ernie, who is also pregnant, said that Maryam should not be forced to follow Malay pantang (abstinence) as she is not from this country.

“She is from South Korea. She should not be forced to follow our customs as she knows how to take care of herself. Her health is what matters,” Ernie wrote on Twitter.

The couple got married in August 2019 and were living in South Korea, before returning to Malaysia.

They have been posting videos on Instagram since 2018.

Collectively, their social media pages have garnered more than a million followers and subscribers.

Their content showcases their personal lives, focusing on the differences in culture, food and language.

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