Anita Sarawak not missing, says half-sister

Anita Sarawak not missing, says half-sister
Anita Sarawak. TODAY file photo
Published: 12:49 PM, May 22, 2015
Updated: 3:40 PM, May 22, 2015

SINGAPORE — Contrary to earlier reports that mentioned the disappearance of Anita Sarawak was worrying her family, the Singapore-born musician is doing well and has been in contact with her loved ones.

Anita’s half-sister Noor Kumalasari Mohd Talib said she received a call from her on Tuesday (May 19) wishing her a happy birthday, The New Paper (TNP) reported.

She told TNP the call was a relief as Anita had not been in touch with her family since March.

Since then, there were concerns about her whereabouts and health as her half-sister said it was unlikely of Anita to suddenly disappear and not keep in touch with either of her family or friends for such a long period of time.

During her last phone call with her half-sister, Anita revealed she was “not interested” in holding any more performances and that she wanted to avoid the spotlight, TNP reported. 

63-year-old Anita spent 18 years performing at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas before returning to Singapore and Malaysia in 2003.

She was last based in Kuala Lumpur where she hosted a local TV programme before she moved to Las Vegas again in 2013 with her fourth husband, British national Mohamad Mahathir Abdullah, The Malaysian Insider reported. THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER, THE NEW PAPER