28 Jun - Legendary singer Datuk Jamal Abdillah is saying sorry for his previous blunder, following the backlash against his decision to fulfil an invitation to eat durians and singing karaoke at a farm in Bidor last Friday.
The singer, who spoke about the incident recently, stated that he would apologise no matter how wrong or right he was, seeing that he should be more aware of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Malaysia.
"I was between a rock and a hard place. In an effort not to disappoint people, I've made the wrong decision. So I really am sorry to everybody. Please do not follow my example," he said.
Jamal explained that he was actually at the farm in Kampung Poh to acquire bags of fertilisers for his fish farm in Bukit Merah.
"When I arrived, some friends invited me to eat durians since a lot of durians fell that day. So I sat down with them. It was just me, my wife, and two others at first. But then one after another came that it became a large crowd. There was a karaoke set there, and they asked me to sing," he said.
Jamal believed that some people might have not been happy with what was happening and decided to report on him. The singer stressed that he went straight home after that.
Following the incident, Tapah District Police Chief, Superintendent Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail was reported to have said that his party had obtained the testimony of Jamal and several individuals believed to be traders and villagers to assist in the investigation.
Jamal had testified at the Tapah Police Station yesterday afternoon, saying that the matter was still under investigation.
"Thank God, I have testified to the police for about 15 to 20 minutes, yesterday. The police have visited the scene to conduct an investigation... As for the fine, I handed it over to the authorities. I just explained the real situation," he said.