Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Datuk Marries Celebrity

What is it with the Malaysian Datuks, and for that matter royalty, and their attraction to celebrities? Is it a case of the powerful needing the famous to enhance their name and status? Or is it the other way round? I guess it takes two to tango ....

Yesterday I wrote on the Sultan of Brunei marrying a young TV personality. Now we read of Malaysia's Home Affairs Minister, Datuk Azmi Khalid, 64, marrying celebrity, Normala Shamsudin, 41. Isn't she already married? Or is she divorced now?

I guess Normala isn't the first Malaysian celebrity to marry a Datuk. There were Ziela Jalil, Tiara Jacqueline, and others, and Mazuin Hamzah marrying the brother of the Sultan of Brunei, and Julia Rais marrying a Pahang prince. And we are not even talking about these ladies being the only wife of the Datuk or Prince! Well, except for Normala, who is marrying the Datuk who is a widower.


  1. You are right, I guess these celebrities they are already accustomed to the 'high life' that marrying someone ternama, regardless if you're the 3rd, 4th of 5th wife, is a attractive alternative to diminished stardom

  2. Hey, a response to my old entry! :-)

  3. yeah i thought i just had to leave that comment! by the way, how long have you been in the us?

  4. Are you in the US too?

    I have been living in the US for a little over 7 years now.


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