Incessant calls from strangers leave man ‘traumatised’

A MAN is said to have been “traumatised” after receiving over a hundred calls from strangers.

Known only as Kamarul, the 45-year-old from Slim River in Perak, said his routine was affected following the constant calls, which happened between 2pm and 6pm on June 11.

“Initially, I thought these were just wrong numbers or emergency calls from my family members.

“I picked up several calls and all of them claimed that they called back because I was the one who called them first.

“I was shocked because I never contacted them,” he told Harian Metro.

Kamarul noted that none of the callers’ numbers were saved in his contact list.

“It was as if I was an operator when my phone kept ringing almost every minute for hours. I told the callers that my phone could have been hacked.”

Kamarul said he then lodged a report with his telco provider, who told him that his phone could have been compromised.

> Vocal powerhouse Jaclyn Victor is holding her maiden solo concert in October to celebrate her 20th anniversary in the industry.

Sinar Harian reported that the 45-year-old songstress was initially doubtful of the idea, as she was unsure if anyone would come to her concert.

“I always asked myself, ‘Would anyone come if I had a concert?’ But when I remembered that 2024 is my 20th year in the industry, I think this is the right time.”

Jaclyn said the overwhelming support from fans and the media during the Gegar Vaganza reality television show moved her to keep soldiering on in showbiz.

The Kepong-born star said she will be performing more songs that everyone could enjoy singing along at the concert.

“I’m not good at dancing. (So) I will present the audience a great show of my vocals.”

Recalling her singing career, Jaclyn said she is no longer the person she was 20 years ago, when some labelled her a “jukebox without emotions”.

“I have learned much throughout the years, in singing and interacting with fans online and offline.

“I want to keep learning more about music,” she said, adding that she will release a new single soon.

> Major Malay dailies reported that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was impressed after watching local film Sheriff: Narko Integriti, directed by Syafiq Yusof.

“I have watched the movie and I was impressed by the storyline, dialogue and direction.”

He also expressed the government’s commitment to bolstering the local film industry.

● The above article is 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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