Widowed comedian talks about his new love


Back in the game: Shuib has opened up about his relationship with entrepreneur Watie Hanifia.

Compiled by C. ARUNO, MAHADHIR MONIHULDIN and R. ARAVINTHAN

COMEDIAN Shuib Sepahtu (pic), who lost his wife to Covid-19 in 2021, has opened up about his relationship with an entrepreneur, Kosmo! reported.

“There’s always a reason when a person enters our life. It would be a crying shame not to appreciate them. I’m so comfortable with Watie because she is kind and loving. She is loving, patient, trustworthy and accepts me as I am,” he said, referring to Watie Hanifia.

“Sarah had those qualities before. That’s what makes Watie lovely. If there’s ever a time when we’re sick, is there someone who is able to care for us? All the luxuries in the world wouldn’t mean a thing without a partner who loves us,” he said.

Shuib’s wife, singer Siti Sarah Raissuddin, died in August 2021 at the age of 36 following Covid-19 complications shortly after giving birth to their fourth child.

Shuib, 38, said Siti Sarah still had a special place in his heart.

“There hasn’t been a day that I haven’t thought of her,” he said.

He also said Watie was open about him talking about his late wife but her only request was that he did not make comparisons between them.

Shuib is also confident that Watie can take good care of his children.

> A woman in Lumut, Perak faced a scary predicament when her two-year-old child got locked in the car while parked at a shopping mall in Pantai Remis, the Malay daily also reported.

It is understood that the incident on Wednesday night occurred when the mother was about to head to the mall.

Pantai Remis Fire and Rescue Department operations head Muhamad Hanafi Mohamed Rasidi said they received her call at 9.20pm.

Seven fire and rescue officials were then sent to the location.

“Officers carried out the rescue operation using a tool specifically to open the door,” he said, adding that they took about two minutes to get the job done.

The officers also helped soothe the boy while the rescue work was being carried out.

The boy, who was not injured, was then reunited with his mother.

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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