Ex-TV3 host feeling hurt over comments on mum


FORMER TV host Puan Seri Normala Samsudin has shared the hurt she felt when online critics accused her of abandoning her aged mother in the kampung.

“I am really affected. I cannot sleep at night because of the hurtful comments made by netizens,” Utusan Malaysia quoted her as saying.

Normala, 58, said she was stunned by the outrageous allegations and could not understand how some people on social media could have made such assumptions.

“I will always remain positive although I am deeply hurt,” she said.

Normala, who previously hosted TV3 women’s talk show Nona, had also acted in films such as Gerak Khas The Movie.

A mother of three from her first marriage, Normala married former Cabinet minister Tan Sri Azmi Khalid in 2005.

She said she had never abandoned her mother, who lives in the village of her ancestors. Her mother, she said, had opted to live there as she did not like the hustle and bustle of city life.

> Cosmetics millionaire Datuk Seri Vida has not ruled out the possibility of dating popular comedian Shuib Sepahtu, reported Harian Metro.

This is because the comedian, who is the husband of the late singer Siti Sarah Raissuddin, has all the characteristics of her dream guy, said Vida, whose real name is Hasniza Othman.

“Shuib is very nice and loving. I’ve seen with my own eyes how he takes care of his children with much tenderness,” she said.

“Honestly, I have no problem with getting to know him better.

“In fact, before Siti Sarah passed away, we became business partners for our unagi food product,” said Vida.

Siti Sarah died of Covid-19 in August, aged 37.

Vida also said she was close to Shuib’s children.

“I always go live on Instagram with them through his mother-in-law’s Instagram account. It is really fun to chat with them,” she added.

Recently, Vida grabbed the headlines when there was talk that she would marry her former assistant. However, the wedding was called off.

● 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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