Malaysian television series “Melur Untuk Firdaus” has gained popularity in Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and Singapore. Anna Jobling and Meerqeen, the two prominent cast members of the romantic drama, arrived in Jakarta on Sunday (14th August) to attend media interviews, fan-meeting sessions, and television programme invitations.
However, Meerqeen has been receiving a lot of heat since he landed in Indonesia. A video of the actor hugging a fan went viral recently on TikTok, and netizens did not receive it well. Another similar incident also erupted yesterday (18th August), where Meerqeen can be seen kissing famous Indonesian comedian Kiky Saputry’s forehead. Kiky uploaded the video on her TikTok page before it was taken down.
While the “Hero Remaja” contestant hasn’t commented on the latest affair, his co-star Anna Jobling disclosed she was also at the scene. The “Dewi Remaja” contestant told Harian Metro that she was attending an entertainment programme with Meerqeen and did not notice the incident until it was uploaded on TikTok.
“I was there when it took place, but it was crowded that I could not see what they were doing at the time,” revealed the 22-year-old. She added, “I sympathise with him because he didn’t mean any harm, it just happened and it wasn’t a bad thing.“
She also defended that the incident was unexpected, and the excitement of being in a foreign country influenced the impulse too. “Sometimes things happen out of control, and they happen quickly, and you don’t have time to process your thoughts,” the “Ash & Aish” actress said.
This incident also served as a reminder to Anna to handle this situation carefully to avoid criticism.
Source: Harian Metro.
Anis Sharina contributed to this article.