Ex-lover circulates man’s nude pictures

A man is appealing to his former girlfriend to stop circulating his nude pictures and to destroy them.

Ng Lum Heng, 44, of Puchong sought the help of the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department after the woman cut off all contact with him.

He claimed he had been living with the 42-year-old woman for three years.

They had met through a friend. In April, Ng decided to take up a job in Qatar for a month because he was facing financial problems.

However, the woman thought it was an excuse to leave her and they had an argument.

While in Qatar, both communicated through the Internet and used the webcam. Ng claimed the woman had saved images of him in the nude.

On returning from Qatar, he discovered the woman had emptied out the house where they were staying.

He did not suspect anything amiss. They even went on a holiday together but Ng did not see the woman after that.

They still kept in touch through the phone with the woman always urging him to divorce his wife.

He had left his wife of nine years and two young sons due to marital problems.

On June 20, his wife, friends and colleagues received e-mails containing his nude pictures.

Ng lost his job in Qatar as a result.

He does not plan to lodge a police report but will do so if the woman does not stop circulating the pictures.

Department chief Datuk Michael Chong said he had received 22 similar cases since 2006, four of them involving male victims.

In more than half of the cases, the victims were unaware they were being filmed.

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Singapore pick 1st ‘Melayu’ Army General

Colonel Ishak SingaporeThe Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will create history on July 1 when it appoints a Malay general.

Colonel Ishak Ismail, 46, a senior Malay officer who has served for 28 years in SAF, is being promoted to Brigadier General, local media reported today.

He was one of the five SAF colonels (the other four non-Malays) who received their appointment letters as Brigadier Generals and a First Admiral during a function at the Defence Ministry yesterday.

Singapore has been criticised by various parties especially the Malay leaders and communities in and outside the island republic including Malaysia for seemingly practising a policy of not giving Malay SAF personnel opportunities to rise to the highest ranks due to concern over their loyalty.

Col Ishak who is SAF Sixth Division Commander since August last year, is among 464 SAF full time and National Service officers promoted this year.

“If this promotion is seen as something that can inspire others, it will also indirectly motivate them to work hard and achieve excellence every time,” he was quoted by Berita Harian Singapura as saying.

Member of Parliament Zaqy Mohamad was quoted by Today newspaper as saying that Col Ishak’s achievement was a milestone for the Malay community in Singapore.

“It’s been talked about that you don’t see Malays serving in the upper echelons of the SAF. Now you’’ve got one, so it dispels some talk,” said Zaqy who added that Col Ishak’s promotion would pave the way for more capable candidates in time.

“I hope it’s not seen as a token appointment,” he said.

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Pemangku Sultan Kelantan: Beri ruang Manohara-Tengku selesai krisis

TM FarisPemangku Raja Kelantan berharap krisis rumahtangga adindanya dengan Manohara Odelia Pinot dapat diselesaikan melalui proses undang-undang dengan adil-adilnya.

“Saya berharap juga mereka berdua diberi ruang secukupnya untuk menyelesaikan masalah mereka sendiri,” kata Pengelola Istana Diraja Kelantan, Datuk Abdul Halim Hamad hari ini.

Menurut Bernama, kenyataannya dibuat mengikut titah perintah Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra, yang juga Tengku Mahkota
Kelantan, yang dilantik pemangku ayahandanya yang sedang gering.

Istana Kelantan juga mengulangi penegasannya bahawa isu antara Tengku Temenggong Kelantan, Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Sultan Ismail Petra dan Manohara sebagai “isu peribadi mereka berdua”.

Abdul Halim turut dipetik berkata isu itu juga tidak sesekali berkaitan
dengan Sultan Ismail Petra Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra, pemangku raja Kelantan dan pejabat Sultan Kelantan.

Beliau juga turut memaklumkan bahawa Sultan Kelantan masih dirawat di Hospital Mount Elizabeth, Singapura dan baginda dalam keadaaan stabil.

Katanya, semua keluarga diraja terdekat berada di republik tersebut.

“Segala aktiviti hiburan di negeri Kelantan khususnya yang berkaitan dengan Pejabat Sultan hendaklah mengambil kira dengan keadaan semasa ini,” Abdul Halim dipetik berkata.

Beliau turut meminta semua pihak berdoa agar Sultan Ismail Petra cepat sembuh dan segala masalah yang berkaitan dengan istana selesai dengan sempurna.

Semalam, Tengku Muhammad Fakhry memberi kata dua kepada Manohara agar pulang ke pangkuannya selewat-lewatnya 2 Julai ini atau beliau akan mengambil tindakan lanjut tanpa merujuk isterinya lagi.

Masalah antara pasangan kerabat diraja ini mula muncul di media hujung April lalu apabila ibu Manohara, Daisy Fajarina, mendakwa anaknya didera dan diculik oleh Tengku Muhammad Fakhry.

Isu tersebut hampir reda seketika sehinggalah Manohara sendiri membuat tuduhan seumpama ibunya apabila melarikan diri ke Jakarta, 1 Jun lalu.

Tengku Muhammad Fakhry selama ini menafikan semua dakwaan isterinya dan ibu mertuanya.

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Tengku arah Manohara balik M’sia

Tengku Temenggong Kelantan hari ini mengarahkan isterinya  Manohara Odelia Pinot – yang lari ke Jakarta sejak 1 Jun – supaya kembali ke pangkuannya selewat-lewatnya 2 Julai ini.

Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Sultan Ismail Petra mengarah Manohara taat dan kembali ke pangkuannya sebagai suami yang sah di sisi hukum syarak.

manohara odelia pinot tengku fakhry kelantanBeliau juga mengarahkan Manohara menjalankan tanggungjawabnya sebagai isterinya dan tugasnya sebagai Cik Puan Temenggong Kelantan sebagaimana yang diperakui oleh undang-undang.

“Sekiranya isteri saya tidak kembali taat kepada saya sebagaimana arahan yang tersebut di atas selewat-lewatnya pada atau sebelum 2 Julai 2009, maka saya tidak akan teragak-agak untuk melaksanakan apa jua hak saya yang sah di sini hukum syarak dan undang-undang tanpa merujuk terlebih dahulu kepada isteri saya yang tersebut di atas,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan media khas.

Kenyataan tersebut dikeluarkan melalui firma guaman Tetuan Zainul Rijal Talha & Amir yang difakskan kepada media petang ini.

Sejak kembali bersama ibunya di republik itu, Manohara melemparkan tuduhan-tuduhan serius terhadap suaminya dan membuat aduan polis, termasuk terhadap Sultan Kelantan dan Raja Perempuan Kelantan.

Cik Puan Temenggong Kelantan juga mula berlakon dalam diri drama untuk televisyen di Indonesia.

Tuduhan-tuduhan itu termasuk mendera dan menculik semuanya dinafikan oleh Tengku Temenggong Kelantan, malah membuat aduan polis balas terhadap Manohara.

Berikut kenyataan penuh Tengku Temenggong Kelantan:

Dengan Nama Allah Yang Maha Pemurah Lagi Maha Mengasihani,
Segala Puji Bagi Allah Tuhan Semesta Alam.

Kepada:
Manohara Odelia Pinot,
Cik Puan Temenggong Kelantan.

tengku fakhry manohara odelia pinot 260609Bahawasanya saya Tengku Muhammad Fakhry ibn Sultan Ismail Petra, Tengku Temenggong Kelantan, suami yang sah kepada Manohara Odelia Pinot, Cik Puan Temenggong Kelantan dengan ini mengarahkan isteri saya yang tersebut di atas kembali taat ke pangkuan saya, iaitu suami beliau yang sah di sisi Hukum Syarak serta menjalankan tanggungjawabnya sebagai isteri saya sebagaimana yang dituntut mengikut Hukum Syarak dan tugas sebagai Cik Puan Temenggong Kelantan sebagaimana yang diperakui oleh Undang-Undang.

Sekiranya isteri saya yang tersebut di atas tidak kembali taat kepada saya sebagaimana arahan yang tersebut di atas selewat-lewatnya pada atau sebelum 2hb Julai 2009, maka saya tidak akan teragak-agak untuk melaksanakan apa jua hak saya yang sah di sisi Hukum Syarak dan Undang-Undang tanpa merujuk terlebih dahulu kepada isteri saya yang tersebut di atas.

Saya menegaskan bahawa sesungguhnya tempat seorang isteri adalah di sisi suaminya. Isteri wajib mematuhi arahan dan perintah suaminya selagi mana ia tidak melanggar Hukum Syarak dan Undang-undang.

Saya telah melantik Tuan Haji Zainul Rijal bin Abu Bakar, Peguam Sharie dari firma Tetuan Zainul Rijal Talha & Amir yang beralamat di Suite 15-5, Jalan USJ 9/5Q, Subang Business Centre, 47620 UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia bagi mengendalikan kes-kes syariah bagi pihak saya.

Sebarang kemusykilan syariah bolehlah dikemukakan kepada peguam Syarie saya yang tersebut di atas.

Manakala bagi guaman sivil pula saya telah melantik En Mohd Haaziq Pillay dari Tetuan J S Pillay & Mohd Haaziq, Unit B-3A-3, Block B, Megan Avenue 1, 189, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lujmpur bagi pihak saya.

Sebarang kemusykilan mengenai undang-undang sivil bolehlah kemukakan kepada beliau.

Sekian wassalam.

Yang benar,

(tandatangan)
Tengku Muhammad Fakhry ibn Sultan Ismail Petra,
Tengku Temenggong Kelantan

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Farrah Fawcett, 70’s sex symbol actress dies

(CNN) — Farrah Fawcett, the blonde-maned actress whose best-selling poster and “Charlie’s Angels” stardom made her one of the most famous faces in the world, died Thursday. She was 62.

Farrah Fawcett rose to fame in the 1970s, thanks to a best-selling poster and the hit show "Charlie Angels."

Farrah Fawcett rose to fame in the 1970s, thanks to a best-selling poster and the hit show “Charlie Angels.”

Fawcett’s death was confirmed by Paul Bloch, one of her representatives at Rogers and Cowan, an entertainment public relations firm.

Fawcett, who checked into a hospital in early April, had been battling anal cancer on and off for three years.

Bloch told CNN that Ryan O’Neal, Fawcett’s romantic partner since the mid-1980s, and her friend Alana Stewart were with Fawcett at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, when she died. 

“Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world,” O’Neal said in a written statement.  

O’Neal is the father of Fawcett’s son, Redmond O’Neal, born in 1985. Redmond O’Neal is in an intense rehabilitation program conducted in the Los Angeles county jail, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore told CNN on Thursday.

Fawcett’s son was informed on Wednesday night by a grief counselor and a chaplain that his mother’s death was imminent, and a grief counselor and chaplain also told him when she died, Whitmore said.

The young man, who is currently with a chaplain, has spoken with his father, Whitmore said.

Ryan O’Neal had recently told People magazine that the sex symbol was declining.

“She stays in bed now. The doctors see that she is comfortable. Farrah is on IVs, but some of that is for nourishment. The treatment has pretty much ended,” he said in a story posted May 7.

Friends of Farrah Fawcett
 

Fawcett’s cancer journey has been documented in a television special partly shot by the actress. Fawcett began shooting “Farrah’s Story,” by taking a camera to a doctor’s appointment. Eventually, the film expanded to include trips overseas in hopes of treating the cancer.  

 Fawcett’s beauty — her gleaming smile was printed on millions of posters — initially made her famous. But she later established herself as a serious actress. She starred as a battered wife in the 1984 TV movie “The Burning Bed.” She appeared on stage as a woman who extracts vengeance from a would-be rapist in William Mastrosimone’s play “Extremities.”

She reprised the “Extremities” role on film in 1986. Other Fawcett films include “Logan’s Run” (1976), “Saturn 3″ (1980), “The Cannonball Run” (1981), “The Apostle” (1997) and the Robert Altman-directed “Dr. T and the Women” (2000).

To many, Fawcett will always be best known for her red-swimsuited image on the pinup poster, which sold a reputed 12 million copies after its release in 1976. Fawcett was a model best known for bit parts, commercials and as “Six Million Dollar Man” actor Lee Majors’ wife when she shot the poster in early 1976 at the behest of Pro Arts, a Cleveland, Ohio, company.

Photographer Bruce McBroom placed Fawcett — then known as Farrah Fawcett-Majors — in the Indian blanket-draped front seat of his 1937 Chevy and snapped away. Fawcett did her own hair — a long, tousled cascade of blonde locks — picked out the red bathing suit and chose the frame later used for the poster, according to a story in the Toronto Star.

The poster, with Fawcett’s million-dollar smile front and center, became a sensation.

Soon after the photo shoot, Fawcett was asked to join the cast of a new Aaron Spelling TV show, “Charlie’s Angels,” about a trio of female detectives who work for a mysterious man named Charlie, whose only appearance in the show was through his voice (supplied by John Forsythe).  Fawcett, who played Jill Munroe, was the last to be cast. Co-star Kate Jackson was the known name at the time, but thanks to her poster, Fawcett became the breakout star.

The highly rated TV series kicked off what came to be known as “jiggle TV,” series full of pretty actresses who appeared in bikinis at the drop of a hat.

 “Denunciations of ‘massage parlor television’ and ‘voyeurism’ only brought more viewers to the screen, to see what the controversy was about,” wrote Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh about “Charlie’s Angels” in their indispensable reference, “The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows.”

ABC’s “Three’s Company” and CBS’s “The American Girls” were among the shows that immediately followed, and shows such as “Baywatch” owe “Charlie’s Angels” a debt.

But Fawcett didn’t stay with “Angels” long. At the end of the first season, unhappy with her contract, she left the show and was replaced by Cheryl Ladd.

Fawcett’s career stagnated for a time after “Charlie’s Angels.” She appeared in a handful of forgettable films and divorced Majors.

But her career received a major boost with her starring role in “The Burning Bed,” a 1984 TV movie co-starring Paul Le Mat. Fawcett played an abused wife who sets fire to her husband’s bed as he lies sleeping. Fawcett received an Emmy nomination for her performance.

Fawcett also became romantically involved with O’Neal around this time. The pair had a son, Redmond, in 1985.

In recent years, Fawcett has appeared sporadically in the public eye. She posed nude for Playboy in 1995. In 1997, she appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” an interview that became notorious for Fawcett’s apparent incoherence. She later said she was just having fun with Letterman.

She reunited with her “Charlie’s Angels” co-stars, Jackson and Jaclyn Smith, for an awards show in 2006.

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Fawcett was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1947. She married Majors in 1973; they divorced nine years later.

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Michael Jackson dead at 50

The king of Pop is dead.


(CNN) — Michael Jackson, the show-stopping singer whose best-selling albums — including “Off the Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad” — and electrifying stage presence made him one of the most popular artists of all time, died Thursday, CNN has confirmed.



Michael Jackson, shown in 2008, was one of the biggest pop stars in history.


Michael Jackson, shown in 2008, was one of the biggest pop stars in history.



He was 50.


He collapsed at his residence in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, California, about noon Pacific time, suffering cardiac arrest, according to brother Randy Jackson. He died at UCLA Medical Center.


Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy would probably be done on the singer Friday, with results expected that afternoon.


“Michael Jackson made culture accept a person of color,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said. “To say an ‘icon’ would only give these young people in Harlem a fraction of what he was. He was a historic figure that people will measure music and the industry by.”


Jackson’s blazing rise to stardom — and later fall from grace — is among the most startling of show business tales. The son of a steelworker, he rose to fame as the lead singer of the Jackson 5, a band he formed with his brothers in the late 1960s. By the late ’70s, as a solo artist, he was topping the charts with cuts from “Off the Wall,” including “Rock With You” and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”


In 1982, he released “Thriller,” an album that eventually produced seven hit singles. An appearance the next year on a Motown Records 25th-anniversary special cemented his status as the biggest star in the country. Timeline: The life of Michael Jackson »


For the rest of the 1980s, they came no bigger. “Thriller’s” follow-up, 1987’s “Bad,” sold almost as many copies. A new Jackson album — a new Jackson appearance — was a pop culture event. iReport: Share your memories of Michael Jackson


The pop music landscape was changing, however, opening up for rap, hip-hop and what came to be called “alternative” — and Jackson was seen as out of step.


His next release, 1991’s “Dangerous,” debuted at No. 1 but “only” produced one top-ranking single — “Black or White” — and that song earned criticism for its inexplicably violent ending, in which Jackson was seen smashing car windows and clutching his crotch.



And then “Dangerous” was knocked out of its No. 1 spot on the album charts by Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” an occurrence noted for its symbolism by rock critics.


After that, more attention was paid to Jackson’s private life than his music career, which faltered. A 1995 two-CD greatest hits, “HIStory,” sold relatively poorly, given the huge expense of Jackson’s recording contract: about 7 million copies, according to Recording Industry of America certifications.


A 2001 album of new material, “Invincible,” did even worse.


In 2005, he went to trial on child-molestation charges. He was acquitted.


In July 2008, after three years away from the spotlight, Jackson announced a series of concerts at London’s O2 Arena as his “curtain call.” Some of the shows, initially scheduled to begin in July, were eventually postponed until 2010.


Rise to stardom


Michael Jackson was born August 29, 1958, to Joe Jackson, a Gary, Indiana, steelworker, and his wife, Katherine. By the time he was 6, he had joined his brothers in a musical group organized by his father, and by the time he was 10, the group — the Jackson 5 — had been signed to Motown.


He made his first television appearance at age 11.


Jackson, a natural performer, soon became the group’s front man. Music critic Langdon Winner, reviewing the group’s first album, “Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5,” for Rolling Stone, praised Michael’s versatile singing and added, “Who is this ‘Diana Ross,’ anyway?”


The group’s first four singles — “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There” — went to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart, the first time any group had pulled off that feat. There was even a Jackson 5 cartoon series on ABC.


In 1972, he hit No. 1 as a solo artist with the song “Ben.”


The group’s popularity waned as the ’70s continued, and Michael eventually went solo full time. He played the Scarecrow in the 1978 movie version of “The Wiz,” and released the album “Off the Wall” in 1979. Its success paved the way for “Thriller,” which eventually became the best-selling album in history, with 50 million copies sold worldwide.


At that point, Michael Jackson became ubiquitous.


Seven of “Thriller’s” nine cuts were released as singles; all made the Top Ten. The then-new cable channel MTV, criticized for its almost exclusively white playlist, finally started playing Jackson’s videos. They aired incessantly, including a 14-minute minimovie of the title cut. (“Weird Al” Yankovic cemented his own stardom by lampooning Jackson’s song “Beat It” with a letter-perfect parody video.)


On the Motown Records’ 25th-anniversary special — a May 1983 TV extravaganza with notable turns by the Temptations, the Four Tops and Smokey Robinson — it was Michael Jackson who stopped the show.


Already he was the most popular musician in America, riding high with “Thriller.” But something about his electrifying performance of “Billie Jean,” complete with the patented backward dance moves, boosted his stardom to a new level.


People copied his Jheri-curled hair and single-gloved, zippered-jacket look. Showbiz veterans such as Fred Astaire praised his chops. He posed for photos with Ronald and Nancy Reagan at the White House. Paul McCartney teamed with him on three duets, two of which — “The Girl Is Mine” and “Say Say Say” — became top five hits. Jackson became a Pepsi spokesman, and when his hair caught fire while making a commercial, it was worldwide news.


It all happened very fast — within a couple years of the Motown special. But even at the time of the “Motown 25″ moonwalk, fame was old hat to Michael Jackson. He hadn’t even turned 25 himself, but he’d been a star for more than half his life. He was given the nickname the “King of Pop” — a spin on Elvis Presley’s status as “the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” — and few questioned the moniker.


Relentless attention


But, as the showbiz saying has it, when you’re on top of the world, there’s nowhere to go but down. The relentless attention given Jackson started focusing as much on his eccentricities — some real, some rumored — as his music.


As the Web site Allmusic.com notes, he was rumored to sleep in a hyperbaric chamber and to have purchased the bones of John Merrick, the “Elephant Man.” (Neither was true.) He did have a pet chimpanzee, Bubbles; underwent a series of increasingly drastic plastic surgeries; established an estate, Neverland, filled with zoo animals and amusement park rides; and managed to purchase the Beatles catalog from under Paul McCartney’s nose, which displeased the ex-Beatle immensely.


In 1990s and 2000s, Jackson found himself pasted across the media for his short-lived marriages, the first to Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie; his 2002 claim that then Sony Records head Tommy Mottola was racist; his behavior and statements during a 2003 interview with British journalist Martin Bashir done for a documentary called “Living With Michael Jackson;” his changing physical appearance; and, above all, the accusations that he sexually molested young boys at Neverland.


The first such accusation, in 1993, resulted in a settlement to the 13-year-old accuser (rumored to be as high as $20 million), though no criminal charges were filed, Allmusic.com notes.


He also fell deeply in debt and was forced to sell some of his assets. Neverland was one of many holdings that went on the block. However, an auction of material from Neverland, scheduled for April, was called off and all items returned to Jackson.


Interest in Jackson never faded, however, even if some of it was prurient. In 2008, when he announced 10 comeback shows in London, beginning in July 2009, the story made worldwide news. The number of concerts was later increased to 50.


Seventy-five thousand tickets sold in four hours when they went on sale in March.


However, when the shows were postponed until 2010, rumors swept the Internet that Jackson was not physically prepared and possibly suffering from skin cancer.


At the time, the president and CEO of AEG Live, Randy Phillips, said, “He’s as healthy as can be — no health problems whatsover.”

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Sabahans celebrate Kaamatan in Klang

Bernard DompokKLANG: Although the month-long Kaamatan celebration ended more than three weeks ago, Sabahans residing in Klang decided it was still not too late to hold their very own version of the Harvest Festival.

Last Sunday, a group of them together with the Malaysia Momogun Association organised a mini Kaamatan bazaar at the SJK (C) Pandamaran B which was graced by Minister of Plantation Industries & Commodities, Tan Sri Bernard Dompok and his wife Puan Sri Diana.

More than 500 people showed up at the bazaar including local leaders to sample the variety of traditional food and drink as well as enjoy cultural performances.

In his speech, Dompok said he was pleased to note that many Sabahans residing in the peninsular had become successful and had not forgotten their culture.

“I urge them to continue working hard and to make something of themselves here. Be open to ideas and technology to advance no matter what our jobs are,” he said.

Meanwhile, deputy organizing chairman John Gaji said they felt honoured to have a minister from Sabah in their midst.

Francisco Lo, originally from Kg Kionsom in Inanam was happy to be able to get to know other Sabahans in Klang Valley.

“This is the first Kaamatan outside of Sabah for me since coming over here six years ago. It feels good because it doesn’t make me miss home so much anymore,” he said.

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