Ziana Zain recently appeared in an exclusive interview with AWANI. During the session, she opened up about her past rumour which rocked the nation, sometime in the mid-90s.
For those who don’t know, the singer-actress was rumoured to have been in a relationship with a well-known VIP (which fans believed to be Datuk Seri Najib Razak) back then. The starlet herself has opted to stay mum about the gossip up – until now.
After more than 20 years since the allegation broke out, Ziana finally broke her silence in regards to the story. Seemingly undaunted by the rumours surrounding their alleged romance, the powerhouse vocalist clarified that she never thought that the accusation thrown against her would be a threat to her career.
“At that time, I was involved in this one gossip and it was beyond my expectations. To me, this is the challenge when it comes to being a well-known figure. When we’re at the top, people will spread gossip about us,” the “Dingin” songstress was quoted as saying.
“They would associate us with things we never did or thought would come out. Despite that, I was willing to accept the situation with open arms, as long as my parents knew my intention, and I know who I am!” Ziana explained.
The exclusive one-on-one session with the songstress was held in conjunction with her 30th anniversary in local showbiz. Feel free to watch the full video here:
Speaking of DS Najib, the former Prime Minister posted an update on his Facebook account, which appeared to be a major hint on the past allegation surrounding the duo. He commented, “The truth behind the evil accusation targeted towards me has been unveiled.”
The Pekan Member of Parliament (MP) added, “Back then, several propaganda blogs that are pro-PH (Pakatan Harapan) used to link me with her. From which source that these pro-PH blogs obtained their information, you ask? That would be from comments left by fake accounts on internet forums.”
In similar news about Najib, it was reported that the 68-year-old politician has been served with a bankruptcy notice by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB/LHDN) for failing to pay a tax bill worth RM1.74 billion. The notice was filed by the board at the High Court earlier on 4th February, as reported by NST.
Based on the notice, Najib now has to pay RM1.69 billion with interest at 5% per annum between 22nd July 2020 (date of the court’s order) and 4th February 2021 amounting to RM45.9 million as well as costs of RM15, 000. This brings the accumulated amount to RM1,738,804,204.16.