Erra Fazira keen on being a successful single mum

CELEBRITY Erra Fazira has rubbished rumours that she asked producer and actress Datuk Ziela Jalil for tips on how to be a second wife, BH Ahad reported.

“I have already guessed that many people would be thinking I was the celebrity that she was referring to.

“I read the news report, and I cannot deny many people asked me that question.

“However, I am not the artiste who asked Ziela that question.

“I have not seen Ziela for a very long time,” said Erra.

In an Instagram post, Ziela admitted that she was approached by a celebrity via a direct message, asking her for some tips on how to become a second wife.

In January last year, Ziela remarried and became the second wife of Ibnu Mas’ud mosque chairman Datuk Syed Osman Al-Habshee.

She was married to the late Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayob between 1991 and 2008 before the late politician and Cabinet minister died of prostate cancer.

Erra clarified that she was still a single mother and wanted to focus on her daughter, Engku Aleesya Engku Emran.

“As of now, I am still a single mum,” she said.

Erra, who won Best Actress at the Malaysian Film Festival in 2000 for Soal Hati and in 2005 for Hingga Hujung Nyawa, has been married twice.

Her first marriage from 2003 to 2006 was to singer, songwriter, producer and director Datuk Yusry Abdul Halim of KRU while her second marriage from 2007 to 2014 was to businessman Engku Emran Engku Zainal Abidin. They have a daughter, Engku Aleesya.

> A senior citizen from Hulu Terengganu has been making good money selling his commercially farmed porcupines in a bid to survive the Covid-19 pandemic, Metro Ahad reported.

The 70-year-old from Kampung Baru Sungai Binjai said that he had been farming porcupines over the last five years.

Using his own saving of RM10,000 to buy 12 porcupines, Ismail Mohamad then began to grow his business.

“I started with 12 porcupines in 2018, but now I have a total of 109 excluding those that I have already sold,” he said.

“It is very profitable as there are high demands especially for the meat.”

Previously, he said that porcupine meat was sold between RM130 and RM150 per kg, “but now I sell only the animal”.

He said a pair of porcupine could be sold for RM4,500.

● 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.