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After 20 Years Behind Bars Che Sabri Glad To Be With Family This Ramadan

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MACHANG, April 20 — It is certainly a blessed and happy Ramadan this year for former  Al-Ma’unah member Che Sabri Che Jaafar, 51, because for the first time, after spending 20 years behind bars he gets to observe fasting month with his mother, Rohmah Karim, 79.

Che Sabri, who was released on August 17 last year after Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdulllah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah pardoned him, is grateful to be able to enjoy again the joyous spirit of the holy month, including breaking fast, waking up for the pre-dawn meal (sahur) and performing tarawih prayers at home.

“After 20 years of spending Ramadan in prison, I am thankful beyond words to be back again with my family, especially my mother,” he said when met by reporters at his home where he operates his tailor shop at Pekan Pulai Chondong, here.

Che Sabri, the seventh child among 10 siblings said, he was glad to have the opportunity to cook his favourite dishes especially nasi kerabu to break fast with his mother.

“Last year during Ramadan I only get to eat whatever was served by the prison authorities, I never dreamed that I will get to enjoy all my favourite food again, what more, having nasi kerabu on the first day of Ramadan recently,” he said.

Che Sabri said, although he had got used to living in prison and celebrating Hari Raya only with the other inmates, it had always been sad when Ramadan approaches because it was during the holy month that he missed his family most and longed to be home with them.

“Back then, I used to break my fast, wake up for sahur and perform tarawih prayers all alone. As I had so much time in my hands then, I  could complete reading the Quran every month but now I have to allocate specific times of the day to sit and recite several pages,” he said.

Elaborating, Che Sabri said he now runs a men’s tailor shop ‘CSCJ Tailor’ which he started in October last year and business has been picking up ever since.

“Right now I have almost 100 orders which must be ready before Hari Raya, “ he said adding that he takes orders for all kinds of men’s clothing such as baju melayu, kurta, robes and so forth and the price ranges from RM120 to RM150.

“I have stopped taking orders since the start of Ramadan as I am afraid I may not be able to get them ready in time for Raya. Each day I work from 9 am to 4 pm and I can get two suits ready in a day,” he said.

Che Sabri added that he obtained his Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) in tailoring while in prison and he hoped to expand his business further in future.

“I want to help former prison inmates who have sewing skills to venture into this business for them to earn a living once they are out of prison. To help them get started, I have got them to help me with some of my customers’ clothes,” he said.

Che Sabri was among 13 convicts who were granted an early pardon by Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdulllah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah in conjunction with the  63rd National Day celebration last year.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment since 2000 under Section 121 of the Penal Code on charges of waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong when he was with the Al-Ma’unah Organisation.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Movie Review: ‘Don’t Listen’, Horror Movie With Unexpected Jump Scares Galore

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‘Don’t Listen’ is actually a Spanish supernatural horror film directed by Ángel Gómez Hernández. The movie follows a man who after the inexplicable death of his young son in their new home begins to experience ghostly phenomena, prompting him to seek the help of a paranormal expert.

It is one of the new films that was released on Netflix on 27th of November. This Spanish horror film has ghosts, witches and even delves into Spain’s dark past history with unexpected jump scares galore. The movie is already number charted number 9 in the U.K.’s Top 10 Films on Netflix.

What ‘Don’t Listen’ Is About

Daniel, Sara and their only son Eric are a happy family that move to an old house in the country. Working as home restaurateurs, Daniel and Sara plans for restoring and sale the house after the job be done change drastically when the own Eric is found dead in the pool close to the house. Broken by the pain, Sara moves to her parents for a days after a strong discussion with him, while Daniel keeps alone in the house. However, at the next night Daniel tapes Eric’s voice in his cell phone when he was sending an audio message to apologize Sara.

Looking for answers, Daniel meets Germán Redondo, a veteran and renowned writer and supernatural investigator specialized in electronic voice phenomena. Traveling to the house with his daughter Ruth, Germán analyzes Daniel’s audio message, installing infrared cameras hoping to find any kind of ghostly activity, while at the same time Ruth tries get closer to her father, still affected by the suicide of his wife that is Ruth’s mother happened years ago.

What Can Be Said About ‘Don’t Listen’

‘Don’t Listen’ is a worthy addition to the family-moves-into-haunted-house genre, a predictable yet truly terrifying journey that masterfully creates an unsettling atmosphere. The jump scares don’t feel cheap, and the twists and turns and backstory reveals are earned. Even when it’s utilizing clichéd tropes and story beats, it manages to remain fully engaging and suspenseful.
‘Don’t Listen’ isn’t necessarily reliant on innovation. The film’s strength comes from its ability to suck you in completely, immersing you in a world where something sinister lurks behind every corner. If you’re a lover of the genre and down for a predictable journey that boasts some truly scary moments and magnificent atmosphere, you’re gonna love this one.

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(Video) Perfect Bakery Cafe In Cheras Where You Can Get Freshly Baked Fruit Strudel

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There are actually so many different types of pastries that can be enjoyed from pies to tarts and even quiches to croissants. One of the most favorite pastries ever made would definitely be fruit strudel. Talking about fruit strudel, there is one particular bakery cafe that sells amazing fruit strudel and it is called ‘iCon Brewings’ located in Cheras.

Fruit strudels at this bakery cafe are loved by many people because they are freshly baked daily. Aside from using fresh fruits to top off their deliciously flaky pastry, they also make their whipping cream and jam filling from scratch every day. That is why this is one of the best bakery-cafes that served fruit strudel.

 

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Other than Peach Strudel, there are also other fresh fruits such as Kiwi, Blueberry, and even Mango Strudel. They all would taste as good as they look whether or not you have a favorite fruit of your choice. Even though that this particular bakery cafe is well known for its fruits strudel, it also got many other pastries that customers could enjoy.

Aside from serving yummy-looking fruit strudels, this cafe is also known for selling a wide variety of artisan pastry. There are also croissants, Danish pastries, tarts, and many more. In addition, they also have cafe food and coffee here.

 

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For those who are interested on going to iCon Brewings, this is their address.

Address: 24, Jalan Manis 3, Taman Bukit Segar, 56100 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

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Upholding The Malay Tradition, These Are Different Styles On Wearing ‘Sampin’

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The tradition of wearing sampin has come way back since the generation of our elders. There are so many people that can be seen wearing sampin as part of their essential outfits. Definition of sampin according to Kamus Dewan would be as a sarong worn after wearing the pants in the Malay attire and usually from the waist to the knees only. Sampin is also used to complement the looks when wearing baju Melayu.

Nowadays, we often see people wearing sampin during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Aidiladha, or any other formal events that require them to wear baju Melayu. There are actually so many different styles that can be used when someone is wearing sampin. All of these different styles come from different regions and sometimes bring different meanings for the wearer.

These are examples of different styles of wearing sampin:

1) Ikatan Pancung

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The method on how to wear this style is just by using loose fabric. The fabric is wrapped around the waist and before reaching the end of the fabric, the fabric is “beheaded”. That means the fabric is pinned while letting the end of the fabric hang down.

2) Ikatan Kembung

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This is the style of wearing sampin that usually worn by the bridegroom in any wedding custom of the Malays. The word kembung comes from the impression of looking like you are bloating when wearing this style. The fabric is pulled to the middle or side of the body to be tied and knotted in various ways so that it will stick to the waist.

3) Ikatan Lingkup

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This is the usual way on how people wear sampin. The sheath fabric is rolled up and draped over the front or sides. Similar to how to wear a sarong for everyday needs.

4) Ikatan Anak Raja Lima

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When wearing this style, you have to balance the fabric in the middle. Arrange and fold downwards. Finish the tiered layer. Take the bend and update the side ties at the waist.

Sources: Pecinta Warisan Melayu.

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