Mum unhappy with Syamsul Yusof’s second marriage


Secret union: Syamsul flanked by his second wife Ira and her father Kazar.

Compiled by JUNAID IBRAHIM, CHOW HOW BAN and R. ARAVINTHAN

THE second marriage of Mat Kilau director Syamsul Yusof has continued to hog the news with Harian Metro reporting about his mother’s disappointment on the turn of events.

Referring to the secret nuptial which took place in Thailand, Syamsul’s mother Datin Patimah Ismail said her family will not forgive the father of the bride, who was present at the ceremony, for not disclosing the marriage to them.

“Our family will not forgive Kazar (the father of Syamsul’s new wife Ira Kazar) who had helped Syamsul (in marrying Ira),” said Patimah.

Kazar was the wali (legal guardian) to his daughter in the marriage ceremony.

Patimah said the union between Syamsul, 39, and Ira, 27, had ruined the family life of Syamsul and his first wife Puteri Sarah Liyana.

Nevertheless, her family accepted “the fate that had befallen our hapless (malang) son”, Patimah wrote on Instagram.

As for the two children of Syamsul and Puteri Sarah, Patimah said: “May God bless my grandchildren with a better father.”

Syamsul’s revelation of his second marriage, which he announced via a video on Instagram last week, scandalised almost everybody.

His father, prominent actor and director Datuk Yusof Haslam, had also said he was in the dark about the marriage.

The hush-hush wedding became hot news in Indonesia as well.

According to Harian Metro, Syamsul is well known in the republic for his work such as Munafik 2.

> It’s a case of satay on-the-move, thanks to 66-year-old Salleh Mahmood who sells the Malaysian favourite using his motorcycle when other sellers have stopped doing so.

Kosmo! reported that the trader started his business back in 1988 after a friend offered him a business opportunity in Teluk Mas, Melaka.

“I learned how to make satay from my friend. After two weeks, I started selling satay on my own using my motorcycle.

“Praise be to God, it went well,” he said.

Salleh would prepare around 800 sticks of satay daily to be sold at several locations which include Jalan Utama Taman Ayer Keroh Height, Bukit Katil, Taman Sutera Wangi and Taman Padang Jambu.

“Each stick costs RM1 for beef and 90 sen for chicken, while rice cube is priced at 70 sen,” he said.

The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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