Earlier on Monday (19th April), Siti Nurhaliza welcomed a new addition in her family. The singer gave birth to her 2nd child, a healthy baby boy, weighing in at 3.84kg, through surgical procedure.
The birth of her newborn son was celebrated with joy. Siti’s husband Datuk K, stepchildren, as well as photographers were seen visiting her at the maternity ward for the celebratory occasion. This has in turn sparked ire among local netizens.
Twitter user @faiqanuar commented, “When my wife gave birth, nobody could come in except for me. But when a celebrity does it, anybody can visit. I am tired of this double standards. Hopefully my kids will get the opportunity to work overseas. This country is doomed.” For the uninitiated, the Covid-19 hospital guidelines states that only the husband is allowed to enter the ward when it comes to visiting the mother and baby.
With over 1.6k retweets at the time of writing (Thursday, 22nd April), the replies section has been flocked with plenty of remarks left by fellow Twitterverse members who were understandably unhappy with this and began questioning about the hospital’s double standards practice in regards to the SOPs. Check out some of the comments that we found online here:
Since then, Siti’s stepson Asyraf Khalid came forward to apologise for posting his baby bro’s face on his social media account. In clearing the air on the allegations, the entrepreneur explained that he and other individuals had obtained permission from the hospital to visit the “Aku Cinta Padamu” songstress.
He further clarified that they fully adhered to the prescribed SOPs. According to the husband to Indonesian celeb Tya Ariffin, those who were in attendance wore their face masks, but during the filming and photo session, they were asked to take their masks off.
Additionally, Asyraf revealed that it wasn’t him who brought the cameraman to the ward. But, it was the “Anta Permana” hit-maker’s label that had hired the photographer for the purpose of capturing the special moment. “As a child, of course I was happy upon hearing that Mak Iti (Siti) was delivering her baby. Plus, my house is just 5 minutes away from the hospital,” he said.
“Still, I would like to apologise if we had offended anyone, including netizens. My family and I are okay. I really hope this issue will no longer be prolonged and let’s just let this pass,” the father-of-one was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Siti herself has not released any statement to address the recent controversy, instead sharing a photo of her newborn son’s hand on her Instagram, while assuring that she is doing fine following the childbirth.
In addition, the “Anugerah Industri Muzik” winner also treated her followers on social media with a cheeky photo of her daughter Siti Aafiyah bonding with her new sibling. Check it out:
Source: Harian Metro.