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Thursday, 22 February 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

‘I am not using black magic to sell my products’


COSMETICS millionaire Datuk Seri Aliff Syukri has rubbished accusations that he uses pelaris (magic charm) to sell his products, Sinar Harian reported.

On his Instagram account @aliff­syukriterlajaklaris, he uploaded a screenshot of a conversation with a fan asking for clarification from the founder himself after being told by an ustaz not to consume his products.

According to the ustaz, Aliff’s products used black magic, and Muslims are encouraged to avoid them.

“I had no idea that Malaysians still believed in such things. I am not pious, but please do not take advantage like this. What nonsense,” he told the daily.

Aliff Syukri, however, decided not to take any action against those who made such claims.

“I am not using black magic and I still know what is right and what is wrong,” he added.

> A man blew his top after learning that his car had been clamped by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in Jalan Pudu on Monday, Harian Metro reported.

The man, in his 30s, parked his Proton Perdana in a restricted area in front of a bank.

Realising that it had been clamped, he jumped on the bonnet of his car and started screaming.

A 41-second video of the incident was uploaded on social media later.

The man paid the fine and his car was released.

A DBKL spokesman said no reports have been received on the matter, and so the case is considered resolved.

> Persatuan Seniman Malaysia (Seniman) wants rapper/filmmaker Namewee stripped of his citizenship, the same daily reported.

Its president Zed Zaidi described Namewee’s Like A Dog video, which features him wearing a dog-headed costume dancing inappropriately in front of the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya, as insensitive.

“We in Seniman take his actions as rude. Maybe he has been overseas for far too long to understand the religious and cultural sensitivity,” he said.

According to him, although singers are free to express themselves, they have to be sensitive about such matters.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had warned Namewee to pay attention to the culture and norms of religions in the country.

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.