Maya Karin and the mysterious Frenchman


ACTRESS Maya Karin, 43, is not ready to say anything about the Frenchman who was seated next to her at the launch of the “By Maya Karin” perfume at the World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Maya said she is still getting to know the man who is in his early 40s, Berita Harian reported.

“Actually, there is nothing to share. This is because everyone who came to this event are my family members and closest friends.

“So, I’m lucky to have such strong support. To be honest, I’m enjoying my life.

“Let’s see how far our relationship goes – both of us are busy with our careers,” she said.

However, Maya added that she is now open to the idea of being in a relationship or taking friendship to the next level.

She also said this acquaintance is still at an early stage, and as such, he cannot be called a “lover”.

“This is because I once fell in love after my divorce, but ended up with heartache,” she said.

Maya married Steven David Shorthose or Muhammad Ali Abdullah in 2008, but the marriage ended two years later.

> A total of 110 Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings were successfully transferred to the Kerachut Beach Turtle Conservation Centre after they were found around the coastal area of Teluk Bahang, Penang, on Wednesday.

According to the Penang Fisheries Department, the Olive Ridley turtle species returned to Penang after it was last found laying eggs in the coastal area four years ago, Utusan Malaysia reported.

“On March 15, the Penang Fisheries Department received reports from the public who found sea turtle hatchlings around Teluk Bahang beach.

“The Conservation and Resource Protection Branch team went to the scene and found 110 hatchlings,” it said in a statement.

It said the hatchlings were brought to the centre for further conservation and care before being released into the sea.

“The department expresses its deepest appreciation to the public who reported the presence of turtles on the beaches around Penang.”

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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