Compiled by ALLISON LAI, JUNAID IBRAHIM and R. ARAVINTHAN
ACTRESS Daiyan Trisha said she was covering her hair as an act of respect during the holy month of Ramadan.
She said she was undecided whether to wear a headscarf or tudung although her fans thought she already did that.
“I’m not fully wearing the hijab. I covered my hair with a scarf as a sign of respect during Ramadan.
“After all, I have just returned from performing umrah. I’m trying to be consistent,” Kosmo! reported her as saying.
The 29-year old added that she received a lot of positive comments from her family and friends.
“I’ve received positive comments from fans and family. They like my current image,” Daiyan said.
> The demand for pelita buluh or bamboo oil lamps has increased with Hari Raya Aidilfitri just around the corner, said an oil lamp maker in Kangar, Perlis.
Zainordin Nayan, 33, who is operating the business with his wife, Hanafiza Hasnan, 32, told Utusan Malaysia that they were working hard to fulfil 1,500 orders.
Hanafiza said that despite the market price for bamboo increasing, the selling price of their oil lamps still remained at RM15.
“Our bamboo oil lamps are made of buluh duri, a type of durable bamboo, and can be used for three to four years,” she said.
The mother of three also added that despite being based in Kangar, she received orders nationwide.
She said that as this year’s celebration would be the first after two years, most city dwellers would return to their hometowns.
Traditional lamps were the main ornaments to provide an air of festivity at their homes, Hanafiza said.
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.