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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

Rapper makes the ‘Altimet’ decision to retire


COMPOSER and rapper Altimet (pic) will not change his mind about retiring despite taking home the trophy for best performance at the Anugerah Juara Lagu on Sunday, reported Harian Metro.

The hip-hop artiste – whose real name is Ahmad Abdul Rahman – said while he was grateful for the win, he would not budge from his decision to retire on Nov 27.

He said he made his decision to quit the local music industry because he wanted to explore other opportunities.

“I have tackled almost all the challenges that I have faced so far,” said Altimet, adding that he is working on his final album before calling it a day.

> The daily also reported that 43-year-old Nani Maslina Sulaiman Majidi, who learned how to make kuih bakul from the Internet, is now selling about 1,000 pieces of the glutinous cakes every year.

Nani Maslina, who is from Kangar, Perlis, said she decided to learn to make kuih bakul because her husband was craving it outside of Chinese New Year.

The cakes – known as nian gao in Chinese – are popular during Chinese New Year.

The housewife, who shared her exploits on Facebook which then went viral, has been taking orders for kuih bakul since then.

“We hope to sell at least 2,000 pieces this year,” she said.

> Sinar Harian reported that a 17-second video clip showing two traffic policemen helping to push a stalled car in Tampin, Negri Sembi­lan, had garnered the attention of netizens.

The car, which belonged to a wo­man in her 40s, had stalled due to a faulty engine.

According to a witness who declined to be named, both policemen were on duty in Kam­pung Baru Tampin on Saturday when they spotted the woman in trouble.

Applauding their swift action in helping the woman, netizens said this prevented traffic congestion in the area.

●  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.