KOSMO! reported that flamboyant entrepreneur Datuk Seri Vida did not expect a video recording of her buttocks being playfully slapped by a local celebrity during a sales carnival promotion to cause controversy.
Vida, whose real name is Hasmiza Othman, remained coy over the incident, saying it was merely a joke and way for her to show off her other “assets” apart from her wealth.
“Having shapely buttocks is an asset. Being old doesn’t mean we can’t show off our assets.
“Also it was a joke among close friends,” she told Kosmo!“ Don’t look at it negatively and be quick to condemn,” she said, noting that it was not as if she was dancing and jumping around in the video.
Apart from Vida, also participating in the sales carnival promotion were Ifa Raziah, Kak KM and Cheta Pot Pet.
The video recording went viral after Kak KM, whose real name is Liana Rosli, uploaded it to her Instagram account.
Their antics caught the attention of a local independent preacher Mohammad Amirul Amin Maula, 31, who said the women’s antics were shameful.
> Sinar Harian reported that religious authorities in the country are concerned over an emerging trend in treatments being offered by bomohs (shaman) on social media platforms such as Facebook and TikTok.
In an exclusive, the Malay daily uncovered bomohs who have been treating patients by performing prayers and rituals virtually using Zoom.
The report said the sites have been active since 2019 with some healers having between 200 to 600,000 followers.
Local preacher Akashah Wan Abdul Hamid said such online treatments, which include the summoning of spirits, were against Islamic medical treatment and could lead to confusion among members of the public.
He said that there was also a danger that those seeking help may keep silent about their illness.
Lawyer Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader urged the National Fatwa Council to issue an edict to address this trend of online live treatment offered by such practitioners.
He noted that such practices were not listed as offences under the Federal Territories Syariah Criminal Offences Act. He added there should be clear guidelines on the matter.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Hakimah Mohd Yusoff said that the department will monitor such online services.
She said that those seeking help from such practitioners could end up being cheated.
● 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.