Popular news anchor and television personality Ras Adiba Mohd Radzi cropped her hair Friday to show her solidarity with Makna’s (National Cancer Council of Malaysia) Jom Botak (jombotak.makna.my) cancer awareness campaign.
She also pledged to raise RM50,000 in donations for the charity.
Unfortunately a local TV station which employs Ras Adiba has not allowed her to on air as they feel that they can’t put a bald person on air as they wanted to upkeep a certain look and feel. The TV station however clarifies that they fully support Ras Adiba’s intentions and are working closely with the personality on the issue.
Apart from not being allowed on air, Ras Adiba has also received anonymous calls abusing her for defying a fatwa that prohibits women from shaving their head.[News source] News edited by the Sarawak Bloggers News Tribune team.