After eight years of bad blood between her and the Malay-language media outlets, Shila Amzah has decided to apologise for her mistakes and actions in the past.
In an interview with “Melodi” over the weekend, the 32-year-old stated that the problems that ensued following the controversy that broke out back in 2014 was entirely beyond her control. She also stated that if she’s able to turn back time, she would not proceed with the lawsuit.
Shila said, “To be honest, I’ve finally had the freedom to do what I want in the last three years. All I can say is, what happened in the past, it wasn’t my decision. I’m not denying the contributions of my parents who have raised and protected me. I was in a state of stress, we needed each other.”
“If I can turn back time, I wouldn’t waste my money and time (on the lawsuit). I spent a huge amount of money for court affairs when I could’ve bought another house. Every time I attended court, I felt heavy. If I had the freedom at that time, I would have settled things privately. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the access to reach out to me directly. They didn’t have my contact number then,” the “Masih Aku Cinta” singer added.
“The decision wasn’t mine! Of course, when I was younger, I was too emotional. I couldn’t go out, I couldn’t be friends with anyone of my choice, I was heavily protected,” Shila told the interviewer. During the session, the singer-songwriter also apologised to media practitioners who were affected by her past actions.
According to her, “Right now I’m living my life in the present. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, and I don’t want to become a vindictive person. At the time, my view of life was different. I hope this issue doesn’t last long, we all want to live in peace. Hopefully, this can be a lesson to fellow celebrities out there.”
“I hope we can settle this once and for all. I’m so sorry, I don’t want to live in darkness. I also want to attend events feeling happy. ‘This is one of the worst slumps of my life, I hope we can make up again because we don’t know if we can see each other again tomorrow. If you don’t want to be friends anymore, I hope that deep down in your heart, you can forgive me,” she concluded the chat.
During the same interview, Shila also responded to allegations that her parents are having marital issues and were on the brink of divorce. She clarified, “It’s like half a tree swaying. Indeed they’re going through a hard time, but the rumour that both of them have split is not true. After 30 years of marriage, they are going through a difficult phase. I hope that people will pray for them, especially my mom.” Marriage is hard work, and we sincerely hope her parents can work things out.
In case you didn’t know, the drama between the “One In A Million” alum and the local media sparked sometime around September 2014. Shila allegedly reposted a post written by her fan club on Instagram, praising the Chinese-language media for frequently reporting about her career in China.
To add in salt into the wound, it was reported that Shila sued a local newspaper that claimed her “Love Live In Malaysia” concert was sponsored by a gambling company.