Compiled by BENJAMIN LEE, C.ARUNO and R.ARAVINTAN
FASHION designer Datuk Jovian Mandagie announced that he and his wife Datin Nina Sabrina Ismail Sabri have gone their separate ways after almost 10 years of marriage, reported Sinar Harian.In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the 37-year-old said the decision to divorce was a mutual agreement.
He said they had actually been separated in August this year, but both of them agreed to stay together to ensure the happiness of their six-year-old daughter, Jeanelle Nika Mandagie.
“We found out that as friends and co-parents to Jeanelle, we share a different kind of love that we have come to appreciate. Ensuring Jeanelle’s happiness remains our top priority.
“Our love towards our parents and families has not changed either,” he said.
Jovian said there were no hard feelings between him and Nina and they would stay as close friends despite the separation.
“Some marriages are special and were made to last a lifetime, but ours is special as it has evolved into a friendship that will last a lifetime,” he added.
Jovian and Nina got married in December 2013.
Nina, the daughter of former prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, gave birth to their only child Jeanelle in 2017.
> It is a life of constant suffering and loss for a disabled man from Penang after first losing his wife and now a place to call home in a little over five months, reported Harian Metro.
Forced to sleep at bus stations and hospitals, Abdul Rahim Abdullah, 55, said he could not earn a proper living as he is wheelchair-bound.
He was evicted from his room in George Town after failing to pay rent for over four months.
“My situation now is really difficult because I have no place to stay and I only depend on selling tissues. I can only make up to RM40 a day, in addition to the Social Welfare Department’s monthly assistance of RM400,” he said.Most of his earnings are spent on transportation to the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur and Serdang Hospital for heart and kidney check-ups.
“I have been coming down to Kuala Lumpur three times a month since a kidney transplant five years ago.
“I am grateful that at least my 14-year-old child is now being cared for by my late wife’s family.
“Otherwise, I would be depressed knowing that my child would have to go through this hardship with me,” 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.