Monday February 25, 2013
Many younger women willing to marry Pak Berahim
OTHER NEWS & VIEWS
Compiled by LEE YEN MUN and NG SI HOOI
DESPITE his age and poor health, many younger women are willing to marry veteran radio performer Ibrahim Othman.
The 83-year-old expressed his wish to marry again in a Metro Ahad interview on Feb 10 .
Pak Berahim, as he is called, said he wanted a wife as his seven children have abandoned him.
Ibrahim has been staying at Pusat Jagaan Al-Fikrah Malaysia (Fikrah) in Sungai Sekamat, Kajang, for the past three months as his mobility has been affected by neurological problems.
Ibrahim's wife Kamariah Abdul Majib died in 1985.
“I want a wife. I do not mind her age or if she is local or Indonesian, as long as she sincerely wants to take care of me.
“If she is willing to marry me, she will inherit all my possessions, including a bungalow in Taman Keramat worth between RM1.5mil and RM1.8mil,” said Ibrahim who acted in the drama Kebun Pak Awang.
Following the interview, 13 women, including a 23-year-old single mother, have expressed interest in becoming Ibrahim's wife.
> A lorry driver was hacked to death by a group of men for stealing a sack of bananas.
The incident on Saturday saw several men with sticks beating Mohd Khairul Azman Shaufi, 37, resulting in severe head injuries.
Mohd Khairul died at Hospital Jeli in Kelantan at 11.50pm.
Four men, aged between 28 and 37, had been remanded for seven days, Tanah Merah OCPD Deputy Supt Abdul Aziz Mahmud said.
Other News & Views 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.