Compiled By C.Aruno, Junaid Ibrahim and R.Aravinthan.
SOME women have been dipping into their savings, including from the Employee Provident Fund (EPF), to pay for cosmetic treatment, reported Kosmo!.
A 46-year-old homemaker, who wished to be known only as Shu, said she spent RM2,000 monthly to get whitening treatment since two years ago.
Living up to the saying of beauty is pain, she said she would rather be in pain undergoing the treatment than have to live with a darker skin tone.
“I’m paying RM250 per week for the whitening treatment.
“In a year, I spend RM10,000 to maintain my fair complexion.
“I could see results within two weeks and it boosted my self- confidence, and my husband likes it,” she added.
> Veteran actress Margaret Gan, who converted to Islam in 2021, said the experience of being able to fast for the whole month last year would become her motivation for Ramadan this year.
The 80-year old said the practice was not hard for her as she had been preparing for it months before, reported Berita Harian.
“For me, fasting is not difficult. As long as we have the determination to do it, God willing, everything will be made easier,” she added.
On her career, Gan said she had not received any acting offers for a long time and there was an occasion when she had to turn down a project that required her to remove her hijab.
“They offered me the role of a Chinese woman and I had to take off my hijab.
“I turned it down even though I haven’t had any acting offers for a long time.
“For me, if I wear the hijab, I have to maintain that image,” she said.
Gan has starred in a number of Malay films and dramas since her 20s.
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.