CELEBRITY preacher Datuk Mohd Kazim Elias has denied trying to promote his upcoming film Zim Zim Ala Kazim by uploading pictures of his face and hands showing a skin illness said to be caused by black magic, Berita Harian reported.
Mohd Kazim said he did not need a gimmick to promote the film as his condition was real.
“This is my condition right now and I am urging those who know how to cure ‘peluru katak (black magic)’ for help,” he said.
He also said he did not want to hide the illness which he has been suffering for the past eight months, adding that it had spread to his legs.
“I cannot show the other parts of my body because I feel ashamed. I can only show my arms, which give a glimpse of my condition.
“I need help, whether it is a doctor or alternative medicine (practitioner) to treat me. I feel itchy, anxiety, pain and many other things which I cannot hide anymore.
“It has been months since I slept. I am worried that this will cause me to hide away from my preaching. These days, I lack confidence whenever I leave the house,” he added.
Mohd Kazim said he no longer wanted to keep his condition hidden after seeing seven doctors for modern and traditional treatments.
He added that Zim Zim Ala Kazim director Asmawi Ani is using the film to talk about his condition.
> Host and actress Adriana Adnan has refuted claims her marriage is on the rocks just because she rarely shares pictures of her husband on social media, Kosmo! reported.
She said her husband did not like taking pictures and that her Instagram was used to share about her work, not her personal life.
“We don’t have to show how happy we are. The most important part of marriage takes place behind the scenes, those are more important,” she said.
● 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.