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Inul Sudah Ada Nama Anak Sulung

12 Apr


Inul Daratista

Penyanyi dangdut ‘goyang gerudi’ pilih untuk bersalin di hospital Jakarta

JAKARTA: Penyanyi dangdut terkenal Indonesia Inul Daratista sudah membuat tempahan hospital di ibu negara Indonesia itu untuk melahirkan anak pertama beliau yang dijangka pada awal Mei, hasil perkahwinan dengan suaminya, Adam Suseno.

Malah, beliau juga sudah menyediakan dua nama untuk bayi yang akan dilahirkan dan yang pasti kedua-dua nama berasaskan nama Jawa. Namun, Inul enggan memberitahu nama itu.

“Saya merancang untuk lahirkan bayi saya di Jakarta. Semuanya sudah siap dan ini termasuk tempahan hospital bersalin. Mengenai nama anak, biar ia menjadi rahsia dulu,” katanya.

Inul atau nama sebenarnya Ainur Rokhimah, juga enggan memberitahu di hospital mana beliau akan melahirkan anaknya dan memberi alasan untuk memastikan beliau dan keluarganya tidak diganggu pada saat amat bermakna itu.

Inul kini tidak lagi membuat persembahan atau bergelek di pentas dan menolak sebarang undangan untuk mengadakan pertunjukan bagi memastikan dia tidak keletihan.

“Jika ada tawaran, kami hanya akan membuat perbincangan dan menangguhkan persembahan sehingga saya selamat bersalin.

“Pada masa ini tumpuan penuh saya ialah untuk menjaga kesihatan agar bayi dalam kandungan saya tidak menghadapi masalah,” katanya.

Inul yang berkahwin dengan Adam sejak 13 tahun lalu menghabiskan beratus juta rupiah dan menggunakan pelbagai kaedah termasuk persenyawaan di luar rahim untuk hamil.

“Saya tidak kisah anak lelaki atau perempuan, harapan saya dia akan menjadi anak yang baik dan soleh,” katanya.

Sementara itu, sebagai warga negara yang bertanggungjawab, Inul turut menunai kewajipan mengundi dalam pilihan raya umum.

“Masalahnya, terlalu banyak parti bertanding dan kami terpaksa buat pemilihan seperti memilih lauk. Bayangkan, ada 38 parti mencuba nasib kali ini membuat saya dan suami kebingungan parti mana hendak dipilih. Akhirnya saya pangkah begitu saja,” katanya sambil ketawa. – Agensi

Berita Harian

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Impikan Anak Mirip Ridho

11 Apr


INUL DARATISTA

INUL DARATISTA tampak sangat bahagia dengan bayi yang ada di dalam kandungannya, buah hatinya bersama suaminya Adam.

Ketika ditemui media di TPS 91 Pondok Pinang, Kebayoran Lama, Inul tampak penuh semangat menunggu kelahiran kandungannya yang kini mencecah usia lapan bulan.

Dia dijadualkan bakal melahirkan anak sulungnya itu pada akhir Mei nanti secara pembedahan caesarean.

Belum pun melahirkan anak, Inul bagaimanapun sudah menyimpan azam untuk berdiet selepas melahirkan anaknya itu nanti.

“Saya akan berdiet demi kesihatan saya dan anak,” ungkapnya.

Penyanyi dangdut yang memiliki perniagaan karaoke itu juga mengatakan dia akan menjaga anaknya sendiri walaupun ada pengasuh. Ini kerana Inul tidak betah jika tidak melakukan sebarang pekerjaan.

“Walaupun ada pengasuh, saya tetap akan mengawasi bayi saya itu nanti kerana saya tak betah jika tidak berbuat apa-apa,” tegas Inul yang berharap anaknya itu nanti memiliki wajah kacak seperti Ridho, anak raja dangdut Rhoma Irama.

“Ya, biarlah kacak seperti Ridho,” ungkap Inul.

Kosmo

Inul Hamil 5 Bulan

8 Feb


INUl memiliki 38 kelab karaoke di Jakarta dan Bali.

Penyanyi dangdut gembira bakal dapat cahaya mata selepas 13 tahun mencuba

JAKARTA: Penyanyi dangdut terkenal dan pernah mencetuskan kontroversi di Indonesia, Inul Daratista begitu teruja dan tidak sabar untuk menjadi ibu, apabila kini hamil lima bulan, selepas menunggu selama 13 tahun.

Inul yang mengesahkan menggunakan kaedah tabung uji untuk hamil berkata sebelum ini beliau melalui pelbagai rawatan dan tidak putus asa walaupun walaupun terpaksa menunggu terlalu lama.

“Saya memang tidak sabar untuk menjadi ibu. Saya sudah menunggu terlalu lama dan menghabiskan ratusan juta rupiah untuk membiayai perbelanjaan perubatan sehingga ke Singapura. Bagaimanapun, saya bersyukur penantian saya berakhir dengan kegembiraan,” katanya.

Inul juga mengaku beliau amat berhati-hati menjaga kesihatannya bagi memastikan bayi yang dikandungnya selamat.

“Doktor menasihatkan saya supaya sentiasa menjaga pergerakan dan mengurangkan kegiatan, tambahan pula bayi dalam kandungan saya ini ‘mahal’,” katanya.

Inul berkata beliau pernah hamil sekali pada 2007, bagaimanapun mengalami keguguran selepas dua minggu.

“Saya sungguh sedih ketika itu, namun saya tidak putus asa untuk berusaha lagi,” kata Inul atau nama sebenarnya, Ainur Rokhimah.

Beliau juga mengaku selera makannya meningkat dan buat masa ini, Inul tidak begitu mempedulikan bentuk tubuhnya serta berat badan yang kian meningkat.

“Ketika proses tabung uji, saya diberi banyak vitamin dan pil hormon, mungkin itu punca selera saya meningkat. Saya pasti akan berusaha menurunkan berat badan selepas bersalin empat bulan lagi,” katanya.

Mengenai kerjaya seninya, Inul berkata. beliau kini menyertai bidang perniagaan dengan membuka sebuah restoran dan kelab malam di Bali. Beliau sudah memiliki 38 kelab karaoke di Jakarta dan Bali setakat ini.

“Ia sebagai persediaan masa depan apabila saya tidak lagi menyanyi,” katanya. – Agensi

Berita Harian

Our Very Own Little Voice

27 Oct

Yana’s a natural!

Like the young girl in the British film Little Voice, eight-year-old Nurriyana Jamhari is a little dynamo with a big voice, writes DENNIS CHUA.

PETITE Nurriyana Jamhari may be only eight, but she has managed to impress many of her seniors in the music industry as a natural-born entertainer.

The youngest of businesswoman Herlina Jaafar’s six children, the Petaling Jaya-born Nurriyana, or Yana as she is affectionately called by family and fans, has been singing since she was four.

Herlina said: “Yana’s first song was Air Mata Ibu, a popular song by Datuk Siti Nurhaliza. After hearing it, I felt that my daughter was destined to sing.”

Yana’s siblings also enjoy singing but Herlina said her youngest was easily the most passionate about her God-given talent.
“Not only did she pick up singing at a young age, she also imitated the singers’ moves after watching her on television,” Herlina said.

Yana lists Siti Nurhaliza as her idol, besides Indonesian pop princess Agnes Monica and Canadian rock star Avril Lavigne.

Yana’s first major singing project was in 2005 when she came up with a nasyid-oriented album titled Lagu Doa Kanak-Kanak. It was produced by Hamparan Rezeki in aid of the National Cancer Council of Malaysia.

She won her first major singing contest last year. It was ntv7’s talent search programme Aiyoh!

She said: “I sang Agnes’ Tak Ada Logika, one of my favourite numbers.”

In the same year, she participated in Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s Bintang Kecil singing contest as its youngest participant.

“I picked Inul Daratista’s (Indonesian dangdut queen) Goyang Inul. I also did a patriotic number, Baju Hijau,” she said.

Yana subsequently performed with such big names as Adibah Noor, Amy Mastura and Jaclyn Victor.

She said: “I sang a duet with Adibah in the KL Tower and one with Jaclyn in Putrajaya, both this year. They are fantastic singers.

“I also performed with Azwan Ali in a Hari Raya concert. He’s really funny.”

Yana’s other memorable performances include singing aboard a ship on a Tourism Ministry promotion in Pantai Puteri, Malacca, last year, and singing with iconic rockers Jinbara at the Langkawi Stadium in Kuah, Langkawi in 2006.

Her most recent appearances include those at a Rakan Muda concert in Kuala Lumpur, a Karyawan buka puasa in the Putra World Trade Centre, on RTM1 children’s programme Selamat Pagi Sayang and on the channel’s Hari Raya special, Yeh Yeh Hari Raya.

Herlina said: “She also joined TV3’s Jom Heboh carnival in the Bukit Jalil Stadium, appeared in the TV3 programme Melodi and represented Malaysia in the Children’s Arts Festival in Istana Budaya.”

Besides singing, Yana also has a keen interest in acting and modelling.

In 2005, she starred in the musical play Rubiah alongside Singaporean actress Maizurah Hamzah and veteran actor Ahmad Tarmimi Siregar at Istana Budaya, and played the role of Aliya in RTM2’s family-oriented sitcom, Keluarga Adam.

Early this year, she appeared as an extra in the film Sepi, which starred Afdlin Shauki and Vanidah Imran, and participated in the Asian Broadcasting Union Short Drama Festival that was held in Angkasapuri.

Yana said: “I was a Dumex calendar model last year, too, something I share with Vanidah and her family.”

She has also appeared in print and television advertisements for McDonald’s, Digi and Mastercard, among others.

Herlina said Yana’s strength as a singer lies largely in her ability to memorise music and lyrics.

“It comes naturally to her. She does not need to practise much in order to sing on stage,” she said.

Yana would love to compose and write her own songs one day and master a musical instrument like the piano.

Herlina said: “While she enjoys singing, she is also committed to her studies as a student of Sekolah Kebangsaan Tasik Permaisuri in Cheras. I always remind her to do well in school too.”

Yana said: “My goal is to sing with my local and foreign heroes. And to make an impact on the local music scene.”

New Straits Times

NewsFocus: Singing A Different Tune

10 Aug

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Malaysia risks losing out on big-name entertainers if officials continue to give in to the whims of minority groups, industry sources tell AUDREY VIJAINDREN

Inul Daratista is yet another big name crossed off as the list of foreign acts skipping our shores grows longer.
Inul Daratista is yet another big name crossed off as the list of foreign acts skipping our shores grows longer.

ELVIS the Pelvis made rock ‘n roll famous because he had the world all shook up. Entertainer Datuk M. Daud Kilau brought it to our dance floor and turned it into a craze.

Yet Indonesian performer Inul Daratista, who gets her audience excited with similar gyrations, had her scheduled concert in Kuala Lumpur cancelled.

The official excuse for scrubbing the concert was because of “security”. But most liberal-minded Malaysians knew that was bull.

It was more due to pressure from the so-called moral guardians of society than pressure from terror groups.

Dangdut queen Inul’s spiralling hip actions became a hot topic last month, when her “drilling” stirred strong emotions among religious bigots and forced City Hall’s hands into cancelling her much anticipated concert.

This came as a shock to organisers IMS Prima, who made sure they adhered to Malaysia’s strict performance guidelines.

“When we got the green light to bring Inul here, we were told that it would be smooth sailing as long as she didn’t have her back to the audience or expose ‘sexy body parts’,” said IMS managing director Nasir Abu Bakar.

“And since she has been performing in Malaysia many times since 2005, we didn’t expect any obstacle.”

But just days before Inul was to take the stage, the organisers were told that the show could not go ahead.

“After signing a contract for RM35,000 with Inul’s management and forking out another RM100,000 for publicity, we were told that it is a ‘no go’.

“Although we got the approval of Agensi Pusat Permohonan Penggambaran Filem dan Persembahan Artis Luar Negara (Puspal) to bring Inul in as a foreign act, the local council and police didn’t think it would be ‘safe’ for the concert to be held.”

Puspal, a committee under the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry, co-ordinates and approves applications for filming and performance by foreign artistes.

“They said foreign artistes such as Inul were able to perform previously because the scenario in the country was different. But what is the difference? It is an entertainment event, not a political protest,” said Nasir.

“Since she last performed here, Inul hasn’t changed. Our authorities have.

“Are they going to ban Avril Lavigne next? Will Shakira’s hip-shaking be a problem one day? Where do you draw the line?”

Nasir said besides targeting a profit, IMS Prima had hoped the concert would foster better ties between Malaysia and Indonesia.

“Our target audience was Indonesian workers in the country. But we were told too many foreigners in one place could pose a security risk.

“But isn’t every event a risk, even football and cricket matches? That’s why we have police personnel at concerts, to maintain security and order.”

Another burning question on his mind was why the ministry could not overrule the local council.

“Puspal didn’t even give Inul a chance to meet them. Instead they listened to a few people and let the local council and police decide on the matter. So what is the purpose of the ministry?

“In Malaysia, each party does as it pleases. There is no standard rule or logical discussion,” said Nasir.

Religious minority groups, he said, would always find something to protest against.

“I understand there will be political parties that are unhappy with certain events. I don’t blame them. That is their view.

“But if government officials are not firm and keep giving in to protesters, demonstrations will soon be the order of the day.”

Nasir feared that news would get around that Malaysia had too much restrictions and red tape for performers.

“We are going to lose out on watching a lot of good acts. Performers would rather fly to Singapore and Bangkok and even Jakarta because there is less hassle.”

Last November, R&B singer Beyonce Knowles bypassed Malaysia and took her act to Jakarta after being told her costumes and dance routines were “too suggestive”.

The organisers, Pineapple Concerts, said although Malaysia had acceptable performance guidelines, its implementation is inconsistent.

“Some entertainers are allowed to perform while others are denied a permit. The final decision is often based on the opinions of a small group of people.

“Such baseless and drastic actions will surely jeopardise our music and tourism industry,” said Pineapple chairman Razlan Ahmad Razali.

He claimed that decision makers were those who sat behind a desk with neither any musical experience or exposure.

“The team that hands out permits should have at least one member who is well versed with the global music scene.

“We are not inviting ‘stripper type’ performers. Singers like Beyonce are fashion icons. They will not strip down to their underwear.”

Razlan said stage rules and instructions to the artistes should be reasonable.

“We were asked to guarantee that Beyonce would adhere to the dress code and stand still while singing. What type of performance would that be?

“In the end, we can only tell the performers what to do, but we can’t guarantee what they might do.

“If they break the rules, what do the authorities expect of us? Should we switch off the power while they are performing? Run up on stage and put a scarf on them? It is so silly.”

However, not everyone in the industry has issues with the guidelines.

Industry veteran Freddy Fernandez said he had not faced any problem with officials.

“The rules for local and foreign acts are the same. If local artistes perform improperly, they would get into trouble, too,” said Fernandez.

“Artistes who are scantily clad and have ‘suggestive’ movements are asked to clean up their act. But local performers know their limits as they know the local culture.”

Fernandez, who has been in the industry for 30 years, said everyone has to deal with the guidelines.

“At one time, authorities frowned upon rock music. I remember a performer’s long hair being cut on live television.

“Today, ‘being too sexy’ is taboo. Rock music is in, but sexy is out. Next year, that might change. Whatever it is, we just have to deal with it.”

Fernandez, who is president of Persatuan Karyawan, said giving in to demonstrators could lead to more protests.

“In the long run, it gives Malaysia a bad rap. It suggests that we don’t have freedom of expression.

“If officials assert themselves, protesters will back off. Was giving in to them the best option? That is left to be questioned.”

City Hall director of licensing Saringat Adnan explains

What is the code of ethics for performers in Kuala Lumpur?

A: There are eight rules for artistes who want to perform here, viz

> No jumping, screaming and throwing items to audiences or vice versa;

> No dance moves or using words that have sexual connotations, including kissing audiences or any similar act.

> Don’t act or say things that are meant to single out any community or religion, which may affect the political stand and stability of the country;

> Don’t perform without clothes or remove clothes, be it shirts or pants;

> Female performers have to cover up from the chest to below the knees. Male artistes have to cover up from chest to knees. They have to look neat and clean throughout the performance.

> Performance has to be clean and should not have vulgar, dirty or crude stories, lyrics and any language against Malaysian values, law and the Rukun Negara;

> Every show or performance has to adhere to the date and place, as stated in the licence;

> Promoters and licence holders have to give priority to the safety of its audience and general surroundings, at all times.

Why was Inul Daratista not allowed to perform last month?

A: City Hall didn’t approve her application for an entertainment licence due to security reasons.

Would other similar protests force City Hall to cancel future concerts?

A: We will take into account the criteria as stated in the approval of the licence. If there is a valid objection and we believe the performance would bring discomfort to the public, we will disallow the performance.

PUSPAL’s DOS AND DON’TS FOR FOREIGN ARTISTES

> Don’t display improper and indecent behaviour.

> Don’t perform in an obscene manner.

> Don’t do or say things that may touch on religious, racial and cultural sensitivities of the communities in Malaysia.

> Dress appropriately accord
ing to the type of performance and congruent with Malaysian culture.

> Don’t join the audiences at any time; performances confined to the stage of the premises.

> Performances that involve the promotion of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages, either directly or indirectly, are not allowed.

Foreign artistes who braved it

> In August last year, Grammy award winner Gwen Stefani (above) performed in Kuala Lumpur after enduring a storm of protests from various religious groups who called for her concert to be cancelled because of her revealing costumes.

> In April this year, Canadian Celine Dion (below right) took her chances by performing at Merdeka Stadium. She came on stage in a glittering short dress and a pair of knee-length black boots.

> Decked in a midriff-baring glittery top, a pair of silvery pants and a matching trench coat, Whitney Houston (below left) performed in the Live & Loud 07 series at the Bukit Kiara Equesterian Centre last December.

> Mariah Carey, whose fondness for miniskirts is common knowledge, was not spared and had to adopt a more conservative dress when she performed in Kuala Lumpur in 2004.

 

New Straits Times

Konsert Inul Batal Lagi, Penganjur Rugi RM500,000

25 Jul

Teks & Photo Oleh Thani Hasbullah

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 JULAI,2008: Penganjur IMS Prima Sdn Bhd bukan saja terus menanggung malu malah terpaksa menampung kerugian berjumlah setengah juta ringgit akibat pembatalan konsert Inul Daratista buat kali kedua di Malaysia.

Konsert tertunda Inul itu sepatutnya berlangsung di Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil, Ahad ini, 27 Julai selepas selepas konsert pertama Inul Live In JB di Larkin pada 19 Julai lalu dibatalkan oleh Pejabat Daerah Johor Bahru.

Pengurus Besar IMS, Nasir Abu Bakar, memberitahu murai.com.my petang tadi, mereka mendapat tahu mengenai pembatalan konsert di Bukit Jalil itu, pagi tadi. Katanya, kertas cadangan ini ditolak oleh Jawatankuasa Agensi Permohanan Penggambaran Filem dan Persembahan Artis Luar Negara (PUSPAL).

“Ya, kami memang malu, sedih dan kecewa dengan apa yang terjadi. Kami juga malu untuk berhadapan dengan Inul di atas pembatalan kali kedua ini. Namun kami sudah menghubungi Inul di Surabaya untuk memaklumlah pembatalan terbaru dan Inul nampaknya tenang dan akur walaupun sangat kecewa.

“Kesannya pihak kami terpaksa menanggung kerugian hampir RM500,000 termasuk kos pengangkutan, logistik dan promosi.

“Saya juga difahamkan oleh pihak DBKL dan polis bahawa konsert ini ditolak atas sebab-seba keselamatan negara dan bukannya kerana personaliti atau corak persembahan Inul,” jelasnya.

Difahamkan, PUSPAL diwakili oleh 20 agensi kerajaan termasuk Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM), Jabatan Agama Islam dan Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia.


Murai

Saya Tidak Merajuk – Inul

20 Jul

Oleh TENGKU SUZANA RAJA HAMAT dan SOFIATUL SHIMA WAN CHIK

KUALA LUMPUR – “Saya tidak serik dan tidak akan merajuk bahkan Malaysia tetap di hati.”

Demikian tegas ratu dangdut goyang gerudi, Inul Daratista (gambar) yang kelmarin begitu kecewa setelah Konsert Inul Daratista Live in JB yang sepatutnya berlangsung di Larkin, Johor Bahru malam tadi dibatalkan.

Malah menurut Inul, apa yang berlaku terhadapnya itu memang sesuatu yang sangat luar biasa dan tidak pernah terjadi sepanjang dia membuat persembahan di Malaysia.

“Di Indonesia, pembatalan sebegini sudah menjadi kebiasaan buat Inul tetapi tidak pernah di sini (Malaysia) kerana saya pernah menjayakan dua konsert, pertama pada 2005 (Stadium Merdeka) dan 2007 (bersama kumpulan Radja).

“Ketika itu, segala peraturan yang telah ditetapkan berjaya saya lunaskan, apa lagi sekarang, kerana saya sudah berstatus Hajah,” beritahu Inul yang kembali ceria apabila konsert di Johor Bahru itu telah bertukar lokasi ke Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil pada 27 Julai ini.

Kosmo! semalam melaporkan, Inul begitu kecewa sehingga hampir pengsan dan terpaksa dipapah ketika mahu meninggalkan sesi sidang akhbar di sini, apabila mengetahui konsertnya di Johor Bahru dibatalkan.

Tegas Inul, majlis sidang akhbar penundaan konsert di Johor Bahru bukan gimik untuk menarik lebih ramai penonton.

“Kelmarin, saya benar-benar capek (letih), saya menangis kerana saya penat dengan dugaan dan kontroversi yang tidak kesudahan dan kerana saya sangat sedih segala persiapan rapi telah dibuat.

“Ternyata air mata saya tidak sia-sia kerana masih mendapat tempat di Malaysia, semoga konsert tanggal 27 Julai nanti bakal sukses,” tegas Inul atau nama sebenarnya Ainul Rokhimah.

Kosmo