A big break for Zahida but one question still remain
Actress and model Zahida Rafik is back in the news again. The driver which sued her for defamation will be charged for CBT. he had allegedly squandered away with the RM200,000 money entrusted by Zahida to bank-in.
It is a face saving development for Zahida, which had been rumoured to have an affair with Dato Shafie Apdal. When this blog wrote of it in September 2010 [read here], there was a follow-up denial from Shafie's aide [read here].
However, the rumour unabated as more stories surface claiming Zahida had married Shafie in London and lives in a RM4 million home in Ampang bought by Shafie. It was aggravated further in April 2012 when the matter involving Zahida's driver surfaced. [Read here and here]
PKR MP for Ampang, Zuraidah seized on the opportunity and had Latheefa Koya provide legal help. They sued Zahida for defamation and used the opportunity to expose Shafie as corrupt and immoral.
Shafie even had to threaten a lawsuit [read here] but the slander kept on in court as Zahida could not strike out the suit [read The Star here].
For some time, the opposition media had a field day reporting the judge telling the police to not disrupt the ongoing defamation case [read MChronicle here]. That was till yesterday's report, which we picked up from FMT:
Actress’ ex-driver charged with CBTThis must be the break the 41 year old actress and model hoped for all this years. Perhaps, the same for Shafie too.
FMT | October 23, 2014
The single father of two is also suing the actress for accusing him of misappropriating her money.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian actress’ former driver claimed trial in the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today to criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM200,000.
Noor Azman Azmi, 40, now a taxi driver, allegedly misappropriated the money belonging to his employer Zahida Rafik, 40, who had entrusted him to deposit it into her bank account.
The single father of two, who was arrested today, is accused of committing the offence at Lot 186 Lorong Kempas 2, Kampung Melayu Ampang at 11.30am on Feb 29, 2012.
Counsel Eric Paulsen told the court that Noor Azman also had an ongoing civil case in the High Court, in which he was suing Zahida for accusing him of misappropriating her money.
Magistrate Ayuni Izzaty Sulaiman set bail at RM20,000 with two sureties and ordered the accused’s passport to be temporarily impounded. She also fixed Nov 20 for mention. – Bernama
There is still issues on how a one-film actress and a model known to be associated with botox or plastic could amass a RM4 million home and unknown businesses with cash inflow. But, let that be her trade secret to success.
This development gave her the chance to cleanse her smeared name and Shafie. Only one more issue needs answering.
She was engaged to a single businessman of same age with her and they are supposed to be married in a year time [read a gossip blog Beautiful Nara here.] It was around the time she was sued last year [read here.]
So when is the big day?
Wouldn't it be great to have a man to give support in the heat of the lawsuit and maybe provide financial assistance for another Shafee's expensive legal fee?
Hopefully Zahida will not consider delaying the date in the manner Anwar postphoned the court more than 60 times. Age is catching up and it only arouse more suspicion on Shafie.