KOSMO!, in its Panorama column, told of horror stories recounted by motorists passing through the Bukit Tampoi bend along Jalan Kuala Nerang-Padang Sanai in Kuala Nerang, Padang Terap, Kedah, late at night.

Businesswoman Rosnah Mohamad, 43, said she went through some scary moments last year on the road, which is surrounded by forests and hills, while driving with her husband at 1.30am.

“At that time, we were on our way home to Kuala Nerang from Penang because we had some business there. I was driving as my husband was sleeping due to fatigue.“As soon as I arrived at the Bukit Tampoi bend, I felt as if there was a creature in the back seat watching me drive.

“I got goosebumps and avoided looking back because I did not want to see the creature,” she said.

Rosnah said she continued to drive in fear, up to the moment she had to brake in a hurry when she saw a speedbump in front of a school.

“I was shocked when I saw a dark creature in my rearview mirror. I screamed and my husband, who was sleeping, jumped up,” she added.

Rosnah stopped the vehicle on the road shoulder and continued to cover her face because she was too scared, while her husband took over and drove them home.

“I read some surahs of the Quran, but the creature was still behind us, following us home,” she said, adding that the creature gradually disappeared after her husband read Ruqyah verses from the Quran.

“The incident affected me and I am afraid every time I go through that bend,” she said.

> Celebrity and entrepreneur Neelofa said she was a bit nervous and did not know what to expect this Ramadan, which is her first fasting month as both a mother and wife, Berita Harian reported.

Neelofa, who gave birth to son Muhammad Bilal Muhammad Haris two months ago, said this Ramadan was more challenging than previous ones as she now had two roles to play.

The 33-year-old said while this was her second Ramadan as Haris’ wife, she had actually only moved in with her husband three days before Hari Raya last year and was living with her sister before that.

“So, this is the first Ramadan that I’m taking up the dual responsibility as a wife and a mother.

“It sounds simple but it makes me a bit nervous.

“It looks like I won’t be sleeping at night.

“Before this, Haris and I used to go for terawih prayers together but this time, I have to look at the situation first.

“I’m not so fussy that I won’t take my baby out, but to bring a child out in the current situation where many people are getting sick is not a good thing,” said the artiste, whose full name is Nur Neelofa Mohd Noor.

Neelofa and freelance preacher Muhammad Haris Muhammad Ismail, 27, got married in March 2021.

● 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.