In an exclusive media interview held yesterday (Monday, 5th April), the 31-year-old celebrity entrepreneur had requested to be given some space to resolve this matter professionally without the intervention of any outside parties.
According to the “Dewi Remaja” winner, “In regards to the issue (violating SOPs), I would like to ask my fellow media friends to provide some room for me so that I can settle this matter professionally with the relevant parties. That’s it. I refuse to give any further comments, I don’t want to make things worse.”
When asked to give some comments about Inspector-General of Police’s previous statement, Neelofa explained that she doesn’t have to explain about the case in detail to everyone out there. Instead, she had chosen to resolve the issue in her own way.
“Whether there will be action (taken against me) or not, let me settle this on my own. If there are any updates, I’ll make sure to inform you guys and we will see what needs to be done in the meantime,” the “Jiwa & Lara” actress concluded the interview.
In similar news, it has been reported that the police have already recorded statements from Neelofa and husband, PU Riz (full name Haris Ismail) about the case. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah revealed, “We have already finished taking the couple’s statements this evening (yesterday).”
However, the authorities still need to obtain evidences from the celeb’s family members before further action is taken. “The investigation paper is expected to be ready by this week, after the statements from her family have been recorded,” the police official was quoted as saying.
Many enraged netizens have taken to Twitter to express their frustration and disappointment after Neelofa refused to apologise. A few fans out there have also urged the public to boycott her products (including Chatime) as a symbol of protest after accusing her of being a narcissist.
Other than that, some even went as far as to compare the Kelantanese beauty to fellow local starlet Fazura! Twitter user Bart (@bartbhrdn) shared, “(This is) the very reason why Fazura will always be ahead of Neelofa.”
Check out what they said here:
For those curious, Neelofa was seen in attendance during the launch of her collab project with local footwear company, Fipper at the Marriott Hotel in Putrajaya.