Contrary to popular belief, Anita Sarawak (real name Ithnaini M.Taib) isn’t battling cancer.
Noorkumalasari Mohd Taib, who is Anita’s half-sister, recently addressed a couple of ongoing rumours regarding her younger sibling during the 31st Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian award show at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre recently.
Noor, as she is fondly known, also divulge Anita and her husband Mahathir Abdullah are still together, despite allegations that the couple had gone separate ways. “Don’t believe the rumours, they are all lies and nothing more than just hot gossip,” she was quoted as saying. She added, “Allegations that she has been divorced, is sick and suffering from hair loss are not true.”
“Kak Nita never failed to contact her siblings come birthdays and celebrations like Hari Raya Aidilfitri,” Noor added. Although she and Anita had not been in contact, Noor shared that the popular music icon had been talking with their elder sister.
“She does not call me because she knew that people will approach me. Our elder sister had a conversation with her and her husband. They don’t live in Las Vegas anymore. From what I was told, they travel from one place to another. Maybe their life there is easier as they don’t have much privacy over here in Malaysia,” she added.
Fans have been left in the dark ever since the 66-year-old entertainer decided to quit the entertainment business in 2011. According to The Star, the couple are currently residing and doing property business in the United States.