Actor to pay over RM610,000 for contract breach


Compiled by C.ARUNO, FARIK ZOLKEPLI AND R.ARAVINTAN

ACTOR Hun Haqeem was ordered by the Court of Appeal to pay RM613,950 in damages to his previous production company, Metrowealth International Group (MIG), over a breach of his five-year contract with the company, reported Berita Harian. The report said Hun left MIG in 2021, with two years left on his contract.

MIG managing director David Teo said the company suffered significant losses when many job offers for the fast-rising actor had to be cancelled upon his departure.

According to Teo, Hun has to pay damages totalling RM613,950, in addition to the initial disputed sum of RM30,240.

Hun had only paid back half of the amount, said Teo.Hun’s case marks the first instance of MIG suing an artiste. With this case, Teo said he hopes artistes will comply with the contracts they have signed.

> A 16-year-old in Perlis who used a pickup truck modified a la Transformers to smuggle ketum leaves was arrested at the Wang Kelian Immigration, Customs and Quarantine Complex, Utusan Malaysia reported.The teenager, who is still in school, drove without a licence in an attempt to cross the border to Thailand.

The truck was found to have several hidden packages of ketum leaves.

“The packages were found in the bonnet, back seats and under the cargo bed of the modified pickup truck,” said Perlis Customs director Ismail Hashim, adding that a total 230kg of ketum leaves worth RM2,300 were confiscated.

He added that the ketum supplies are believed to be from Naka, Kedah, and meant for a syndicate in Thailand.

> Model Umisya Mazlan has opened up about her feelings of sadness regarding this year’s Hari Raya celebration as she will be sharing it with her husband’s second wife, reported Kosmo!.

“This year’s Raya will be challenging because I gave in. The celebration will be divided between two households,” she said.

Her husband Ahmad Aslam married Marissa Dania Hakim in Thailand last December.Malay media reported that the union took place without Umisya’s prior knowledge while she was away performing her umrah.

Marissa Dania’s parents, actors Abby Abadi and Norman Hakim, were also reportedly kept in the dark about the marriage.

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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