Gossip is idle talk or rumour, especially about the personal or private affairs of others; the act of gossiping is also known as dishing or tattling. Recently, there have been many interesting gossips going around our country. Regardless it is about transportation systems, politics, religion, or community, Malaysians just love to talk about it and give in their ‘professional’ comments. Did you missed any of these 9 juicy Malaysian gossips?
1. Who owns the RM820k Hermes bag?
A Hermes bag worth a whopping RM820,000 put up for auction at Christie’s Hong Kong recently. According to Wall Street Journal, the crocodile bag, made in 2014, with a diamond-studded 18-karat white gold clasp and lock fetched HKD1.72 million (US$221,844). It has set the record for being the most expensive Hermes bag and was purchased by an Asian phone bidder.
2. JPJ 'sarong' lady
Reported on The Star Online, a woman has voiced her displeasure on Facebook for allegedly being forced to wear a sarong before being allowed into a Road Transport Department (JPJ) building. Clad in a white-and-pink top and a red skirt reaching just before her knees, claimed that she was given a sarong when she approached a JPJ officer behind the numbers counter. She alleged she was told to wear the sarong or she would not be entertained. “I go dressed like this … Indecent meh?” she said in the post.
3. Couple having sex at the balcony in Bangsar South
The incident drew numerous arguments regarding which was worse - the person recording the 30 minutes video or the couple having sex on the balcony in broad daylight.
4. Naked tourists on Mount Kinabalu
Four foreign hikers posed naked on Mount Kinabalu even though they were told that it was a sacred ground. They were fined by the court in Kota Kinabalu for RM5,000 each and sentenced them to three days in prison. There were people who blamed them for causing the recent earthquake because the “mountain gods” were angry with their indecent acts.
5. Malaysian Gold Medalist criticised for showing ‘aurat’ and ‘vagina shape’
21-year-old Farah Ann won 2 golds, 1 silver and 3 bronzes at the latest SEA Games was criticised instead of being congratulated. The controversy over Farah’s attire, a leotard normally worn by gymnasts, started with some negative comments about her indecent attire, but many defended her by saying that she wore the right outfit for the sporting event. If she were to wear a ‘baju kurung’ and ‘hijab’, we wonder will she still be able to complete all her routines flawlessly?
6. "Church" Dipping Sauce from Texas Chicken Malaysia
A Muslim, who calls himself Mista Bob Faishah on Facebook, questioned Texas Chicken Malaysia on their ‘church’ brand dipping sauce that he claimed was not suitable for Muslim consumption. Texas Chicken Malaysia explained that the name Church was from the founder of Texas Chicken and has no other meaning. Although the post was removed but it's still a hot gossip material within the community.
7. Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz vs. Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail
It all began when the Prime Minister failed to turn up to explain the government’s controversial actions on debt-riddled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail commented “How can you have a dialogue called “Nothing2Hide” featuring a person who has everything to hide? Obviously he won’t show up.” Datuk Seri Nazri, came to the Prime Minister defence and said, “If the government hits you back, don’t get angry”. Thus, the war between the 2 of them started.
8. Nazir Razak to start new political party
Prominent banker and brother of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, has denied a news report that he is setting up a new political party. Instead, he had been in talks about setting up a non-governmental organisation, but this was merely an idea, he said.
9. There is no such thing as marital rape in Islam
Women must give husband sex even on camels. Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria said that men can always have sexual intercourse with their spouses even if the latter do not agree, saying that a Muslim woman has “no right” to reject her husband’s demand. “Even the Prophet says even when they’re riding on the back of the camel, when the husband asks her, she must give," says the Islamic scholar.