Local celebrity defends husband’s datukship


Compiled by C. ARUNO, JUSTIN ZACK and R. ARAVINTHAN

CELEBRITY Datin Fouziah Gous has rubbished claims that her husband’s title is illegitimate, Berita Harian reported.

She said the appointment letter and cards were with her husband, Datuk Zhafran Md Yusof.

“Don’t tell me we need to show the appointment letter to everybody because, nowadays, people love to manipulate things.

“There are a lot of sensitive matters that I do not want to elaborate on.

“I did not marry a ‘sugar daddy’. I married a person who is earning a living together with me,” she said.

Fouziah added that those who questioned the legitimacy of his title should instead ask those in charge for clarification.

“We must have manners, and I am sure many others have titles, but their names are not in the system,” she said.

A recent Facebook post alleged that several husbands of celebrities were in possession of fake datukships, saying that checks showed that their names were not listed on the website.

> A man who previously made headlines for eating glass shards from fluorescent lamps is now under a different spotlight – earning an honest living as a clown for hire, Utusan Malaysia reported.

Mohd Fahmi Mohd Nazdri, 30, said he no longer practised his unusual habit.

“When I was 20, I was known in Felda Jelai for this weird habit of eating glass shards from fluorescent lamps and bulbs, but I don’t do that anymore.

“I am now working full-time as a clown to support my wife and our two-year-old child,” he said when met at Dataran 1Malaysia Klebang in Melaka.

Mohd Fahmi said he was unperturbed by people who looked down on his chosen profession, as it was an honest income.

In any case, his wife and friends were fully supportive of his current job, which, he said, made him more confident and optimistic.

> Malaysia’s highest-grossing movie, Mat Kilau: Kebangkitan Pahlawan, has been showcased in Gaza, Kosmo! reported.

The film was shown via Netflix streaming as part of the “A Story Behind a Photo” exhibition by Cinta Gaza Malaysia (CGM).

CGM chief executive officer Muhammad Nadir Al-Nuri Kamaruzaman noted that Malaysia and Palestine shared similar histories.

“The difference is that Malaysia has already achieved independence while Palestine still needs help to achieve what we already have in our hands,” 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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