Indonesian actress Laudya surprises fans, bids adieu to showbiz

RIGHT after news broke about her marrying someone from Dubai, Indonesian actress Laudya Cynthia Bella shocked fans again with word of her retirement from the entertainment industry, reported Kosmo!Laudya, 34, said she had been wanting to retire for some time now.

She said she hoped her fans would wish her the very best despite her decision to leave the industry.

According to the report, she said would not accept any more film offers and that her performance in her most recent film, Buya Hamka in 2021 would be her last.

“I have been thinking about retiring for a long time, but I was not brave enough to do it.

“I hope God will guide me through this decision,” says Laudya.

According to Laudya she wants to focus on being more successful in other aspects of her life.

The report also stated that a viral video on TikTok, said to be Laudya’s wedding to a man from Dubai, took everyone by surprise.

Laudya’s manager, known only as Rita, rubbished the rumours and said the video was fake and that Laudya is still single.

Laudya was previously married to Malaysian Engku Emran Engku Zainal Abidin. The marriage ended in July 2020.

> Police arrested a group of scammers who were selling non-existent items online, which resulted in five individuals losing almost RM800,000 in Sepang last Tuesday, Berita Harian reported.

Sepang OCPD Asst Comm Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said the suspects, four Malaysians and a Thai man, were caught around 11.45am.

He said the operation by these suspects began a few months ago.

Apparently the scammers would also offer those working for them a basic salary.

The scammer would offer them a 10% commission for every item posted and “sold” online.

“The scam was done online and through WhatsApp, targeting only university students.

“We investigated this activity for about a month before conducting a raid at the house where the illegal activity took place,” he 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.

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