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Saturday, 20 January 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

‘Farid will likely remain in KL’


ACTOR Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari (pic), who was released on bail following his arrest last week for allegedly slapping a police officer, would likely remain in Kuala Lumpur instead of returning to his hometown in Kedah, said his sister-in-law and actress Yana Samsudin.

Kosmo! reported that she could not reveal anymore details.

Yana also declined to comment on calls for Farid to return his datukship to the Pahang Palace.

The 37-year-old actor was conferred the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) on Dec 16 last year.

It was reported that the Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, expressed his regret that certain individuals, including artistes with “Datuk Seri” and “Datuk” titles, were getting on the wrong side of the law.

Tengku Abdullah said when these individuals were conferred with the titles, they should realise they came with conditions and a code of ethics.

Yana said there were a lot of things to learn from the incidents that took place within her family, not just with Farid.


> Malaysia’s most famous independent candidate Maimun Yusuf, popularly known as Tok Mun, said she wanted to contest again in the upcoming general election if there is enough money, reported Harian Metro.

“If I have pitih (money), I feel I want to contest again,” said the 99-year-old who contested the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat at the 12th and 13th general elections.

Tok Mun was treated like a celebrity and was known as the oldest candidate in Terengganu. She was seen cycling and walking around town to garner votes.

She only managed 182 votes in 2013, far lower than the 685 she got in 2008 when she stood against Barisan Nasional and PAS candidates, which meant she lost her deposit in the last general election.

Tok Mun said her health was still good but she was not able to save enough money in time to contest for the election, adding that she spent almost RM60,000 on campaigns at the last two elections.

“Although I finished a lot of money, I am not going to give up,” she said.

“I really want to contest, but I think the chances are slim.”


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.