AFTER over 25 years, actor-turned-entrepreneur Datuk Hans Isaac (pic) no longer has any passion for the entertainment industry, reported Utusan Malaysia.

“I have no more passion in that (acting and producing motion pictures).

“Our industry is monopolised by a certain group of people. I no longer see the future here. It’s that easy.

“So, I have quit. I have chosen another path, which is as an entrepreneur,” said the 50-year-old heartthrob who began his acting journey in 1995 with his critically-acclaimed debut film Ringgit Kasorrga.Hans added that not all film and drama makers could enjoy their lives, especially after they retire.

He said only a small number of people in the industry can afford to live a comfortable retired life.

“Most industries have plans and guarantees when its players retire at a certain age.

“However, in the creative industry, that is not the case. Out of 1,000 people, perhaps only 50 can enjoy the benefits. The rest will continue to struggle throughout their lives.

“Therefore, there is no point in pursuing something that does not promise a stable life, especially after we retire,” he said.

> Using a skateboard to help him move around has not stopped a teenager with disability from living life to the fullest.

Muhammad Izwan Md Said, 17, who was born with deformed legs, limiting his movement, said he never felt ashamed or disappointed as he believes he is able to live like other people, reported Harian Metro.

“I am an independent person and can take care of myself when at home. At school, my class is on the second floor and I can climb stairs using my hands, while my friends will help carry my bags and skateboard.

“I am very grateful to have family and friends who are supportive and helpful,” he said when met at the OKU Perak 2021 kayaking programme at the Northern Region Fire and Rescue Academy Malaysia campus lake in Tronoh on Sunday.

Izwan has been using the skateboard since he was 10 after seeing people playing with it.

“It’s not difficult to control the speed, it’s easy and I use my hands. Sometimes I use a wheelchair as well,” said the Kuala Lumpur resident who was also at the event to experience kayaking with his friends.

“This is my first experience kayaking. I wanted to give it a shot and challenge myself even though I was a little scared at first but after that I had fun and want to do it again,” he added.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ‘ >’sign, it denotes a separate news item.