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#100827 - 02 Jun 09 22:41 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: Piss Salon]
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well, the "model" has just made her first late-night television appearance, and she's every bit as trite and shallow as could be imagined. on trans 7, and, predictably, making fun of malaysian-style bahasa melayu.

we are witnessing the birth of an artis; someone who will feed off being famous for being famous for the rest of their useless lives.

the gal needs to check into jenny craig's.
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#100828 - 02 Jun 09 22:45 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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we are witnessing the birth of an artis; someone who will feed off being famous for being famous for the rest of their useless lives.

the gal needs to check into jenny craig's.



Like this old boot you mean? Star of Britain's Got Sea Monsters.


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#100830 - 03 Jun 09 01:16 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: Derek Gratis]
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Here is her blog if you want the truth. there are no torture, no razor cutting. she included her "hubby's blog."

http://manoharapinot.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html
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#100831 - 03 Jun 09 02:37 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: total beyoatch]
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Not sure I trust the veracity of that 'blog'.
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#100834 - 03 Jun 09 06:06 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: chewwyUK]
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i almost forgot about that steaming pile of pooh of a site. What do you think the young lady sees in this guy:





They ain't Mano nor Bakrie's son!

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#100847 - 03 Jun 09 12:47 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: Derek Gratis]
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Like this old boot you mean? Star of Britain's Got Sea Monsters.


Hey, don't you take the piss out of our beautiful Scottish lassies!!
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#100848 - 03 Jun 09 16:20 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: v8dave]
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She's a real Morag.
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#100874 - 04 Jun 09 03:10 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: Piss Salon]
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Not sure I trust the veracity of that 'blog'.


But this story is getting weirder! Manohara's mother Daisy Fajarina is a fugitive in France?

http://www.amandagallery.com/tag/daisy-fajarina/
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#100878 - 04 Jun 09 09:30 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: total beyoatch]
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Quoting: total beyoatch
Quoting: Piss Salon
Not sure I trust the veracity of that 'blog'.


But this story is getting weirder! Manohara's mother Daisy Fajarina is a fugitive in France?

http://www.amandagallery.com/tag/daisy-fajarina/

the stories there look quite plausible. regardless, that daisy is a first-class bitch.
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#101213 - 12 Jun 09 22:27 Manohara: I was just stupid [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Manohara in Her Own Words
Armando Siahaan | The Jakarta Globe
June 12, 2009



Sitting in a room in a hotel in South Jakarta is a 17-year-old girl who has travelled the world, married a prince and run away, and whose face is now famous across Indonesia. Her story is so extraordinary that it is hard to believe. Her fairytale-to-nightmare claims of a whirlwind marriage, kidnapping, abuse and escape have gripped the public, overshadowing the Ambalat row with Malaysia, upstaging the presidential election.

Used to the company of older men, a 16-year-old Manohara last August married the 30-year-old Tengku Temenggong Fakhry, a Kelantan prince. Two months later, she flew home complaining of abuse, then went back late last year. This February, she claims, she was abducted in a jet after a pilgrimage to Jeddah. Her mother, left behind, went public with the tale in April, pleading for her return. On May 31 Manohara made her great escape: in Singapore with her husband, she got out of her hotel and fled to Jakarta. In the latest twist, the prince this Thursday filed a police report in Malaysia, calling the stories of abuse “false allegations”. For many, though, the best part of the story is where Manohara goes next: I keep smiling, she says, and showbiz opportunities are opening up ...

But how did this whirlwind get whipped up? Who is or was the girl behind the claims? These edited extracts from our exclusive interview give an insight into how the Manohara saga came into being.

Who is Manohara?

I was born in Jakarta, February 28, 1992, [during] my mother’s second marriage. My biological father is from the US, but I haven’t had any contact with him. I tried making contact with him, which I regret. My father that I consider, Reiner Pinot, he’s a great guy. I didn’t miss out much on a father because of him.

Can you briefly tell us about your life growing up?

I left Jakarta when I was 9 months old, for Hong Kong for around two years. For less than six months, we lived in Romania. And then I went to Austria, Vienna to be exact. We went to Lausanne, Switzerland, and then Windsor, England, and then France for a long time.

Why all the moving around?

Business. My father [Pinot] was always based in London and the US. But we always traveled around a lot anyway. I came back to Jakarta around three years ago, in 2006.

Why did you come back to Jakarta?

The reason why we came in the first place was because my grandfather was very ill. Actually, he passed away, so we stayed here for the 40 days [mourning period]. And then we just ended up staying.

Where did you go to school?

I was home-schooled actually. I was looking at the other schools like JIS [Jakarta International School] and stuff, but I just didn’t see myself fitting in there. Then I heard about home-schooling. So I finished a couple of years ahead. I graduated high school when I was 16, in 2008. I also skipped a couple of grades in middle school.

What about friends? How do you make new friends?

Making new friends, luckily for me, hasn’t been such a big problem here. I also had a lot of family here, so they introduced me to their friends, [who] became my friends. Making friends, it’s not like a huge challenge for my sister and I. Because of the traveling we’re really open people, so we accept different people and different cultures. We don’t stick with one stereotype of people.

When did your modeling career begin?

The start of it wasn’t so much modeling. For example, the director of Registry just happens to be a friend. So, it was like, “Hey, Mano, why don’t you pose for a cover?” I was like, “OK, sure,” so I just did that several times, just as favors for friends.

After a while, I was like, “Ah, this is fun. I could do it.” I started getting more into casting, but before I could go further with any of that, the Malaysia thing happened.

Could you tell me the different shoots that you’ve done?

I did one for Prestige. That was for the “It List” of the year. It named the young future socialites of Indonesia. I was also in Bazaar. I was the youngest one. The 100 most influential women of Indonesia!

How do you like modeling?

It’s fun, every girl likes to dress up and play around. I think it’s really fun, getting made up and dressed up. Because I’m usually not like that, my group of friends are mostly guys. I don’t think I’m a socialite. If you ask all my friends, I’m just more stay at home. But I mean, I’m social, you know. I like making friends, if they invite me to dinner, parties and stuff, then why not?

Was there any modeling agency you were signed to? What about from TV or film?

No, I didn’t sign to any modeling agency. I never signed any contract with anyone.

How did you feel being young and being in Bazaar?

When they called me, I was actually really surprised. I was thankful and grateful for it. It’s a great compliment. If people look at me that way, then great.

They gave me a title of philanthropist because I do a lot of the charity work myself. Not through an organization, just personally. The reason people don’t know that I do that is because I don’t, like, brag about it too much. Or I don’t do it through organizations. So I just do it myself. So, for example, when there’s a flood, I just literally buy bags of rice and pass it out myself. So it’s really just me and my mom and my sister.

A concrete example: the kids in Menteng, in front of Keris Gallery, I used to go there weekly. I haven’t been there in a while now since Malaysia. I actually want to create a foundation similar to the Big Brother, Big Sister [program] in the US. I don’t know if you’re familiar with that. basically a place where kids can just express themselves freely and talk, and maybe get counseling after school if they need it. Kids here, after school, unfortunately there’s a lot of begging, they don’t have a place to stay, or they end up going on the streets. Get involved with the wrong types of people. So I just want them to stay in a safe environment. Where they can express themselves freely and safely.

Did you always date someone older?

It’s not really about dating someone older. I always say age is just a number. It’s just that since I was younger, I’ve always hung out with the old e r crowd. I don’t know why, I just relate better to someone older. Some people say I’m just mature. I don’t know.

I didn’t date [Tengku]. The wedding was really, we were just really friends and there was nothing more to it. He just called up and said basically, “I want to introduce you to my parents.” So I was like, “Yeah, great, I’ll come down.”

So we went there, that’s what happened. “You have to get married this week.” I said, “I can’t.” But [the family] said they’d already sent out invitations, the wedding venue’s already there. “Everything’s already been done. If you don’t do this you’ll embarrass the royal family.” And I kept saying, “No, no, no.”

Then they said, “Look, Mano, please do this for us,” and then tomorrow or the next day we’ll go straight back to Jakarta, we’ll go to France, we’ll do everything in order like we weren’t married. Start from zero, start from the beginning.”

But then the next day, they completely forgot about their promises. I don’t know if you can call it a trap, but I felt trapped.

How did you meet Tengku Fakhry and how did things develop?

I met him in 2007, I was 14. I met him at a dinner party, it was the promotion of Visit Malaysia 2007. He introduced himself. It didn’t really develop between me and him. He got my mom’s number.

If he came down to Jakarta, then we’d have dinner. Not just me personally, but all of us with a group of friends. And if I happened to go to Malaysia, then I called him up and [said], “Hey, I’m in town.”

But you never had the impression that he was into you?

I just didn’t see anything. Honestly, I didn’t even consider him a close friend. I just considered him someone I knew. And he was always so quiet and so polite, especially with my mom. “So, aunty, let me carry your bag.” He was just really a goody-two-shoes, a gentlemanly guy.

What happened next?

We went [to Malaysia] on August 17, 2008. [My sister, my mother and I] hung out for a couple days before meeting his parents. When we met the parents, [his] mom was like, “OK, I agree with you the wedding is on the 26th.” I thought she was joking, I started laughing. I was like, “What do you mean?” Apparently they already gave out invitations, they showed them to me, they got my picture from I don’t know where. And Tengku was all smiley. I just got really freaked out and was like, “What did I get myself into?”

It was reported that your dowry was 50,000 ringgit ($14,000). What is your response to the allegation that your mom conspired with the Kelantan Sultanate?

Fifty thousand ringgit is like $15,000. And that, honestly, my mom didn’t get a penny. We had family over, we gave it for their allowance. We didn’t use it that much.

What I don’t understand is that my mom is 43 years old. She met Tengku when she was 40. The other 40 years of her life, how did she manage to support my sister and I? How did she pay for my school? How did she support the rest of the 40 years of her life?

I don’t understand why they’re making these allegations. If they’re talking about the dowry, which is 50,000 ringgit, you can’t get a house, a car and bags through that, you know. It’s not enough. These allegations don’t make sense to me.

Why didn’t you try to escape?

Even if I did try to escape, [as] you saw with my mom, even she could be stopped by his people. Imagine me. So I thought, “Mano, you’re going back to Jakarta the next day, so just get it over and done with.”

Initially, I didn’t even know that he was from a royal family. I just thought he was just someone big. I didn’t know what his businesses were. I didn’t know anything about him. I didn’t know he was from a royal family until after.

What happened after the wedding?

Right after the wedding, in the car going back to his house, he started raising his voice, which was something really new. I was shocked. It wasn’t directed at me, so maybe it was just stress. And then when we went back home, he was like, you have to sleep with me. I said, “Wow, I thought I’m going back to Jakarta tomorrow. What’s going on here?” And then at the time, I was also having my period. I said, “Look, I can’t.” And then he got really rough and started saying, “All Indonesians are prostitutes and can be bought,” and just comments like that. And I was stuck there.

What happened after that?

That night, he kept shouting at me. He told me to sleep on the floor because I wouldn’t serve him as a wife. But in my head, I’m like, “But I’m not actually your wife.” It was extremely frustrating. I was trapped. I was fooled. I was just stupid.

Did you try to contact the outside world?

During the first two months I had Internet, I had my phone. I did [try to contact people outside], and I have done. But you have to realize that they’re extremely powerful in Malaysia.

Were the families repressive?

I wouldn’t say so. Most of the people who helped me get out were members of his family. Most of the time, they’re extremely friendly.

What about the king and the queen?

The sultan was a very nice man. But at the same time, he could’ve done something. It’s just the queen here is just a bit … [pauses] she’s the one that controls the palace.

Between the wedding and Singapore, did you try to escape?

Yes. I kept asking to leave, but then they took my passport. A lot of dramatic events like that. Once I even got my passport and then the driver took me to the airport. They didn’t let him. They told him to take me back to the palace. They planned all these things for me to not go home.

So then, finally, I went to Singapore [in October 2008] for a health checkup. In the morning, I just ran away with my sister. My mom followed the day after.

What happened in October 2008?

I got back to Jakarta. There was one pretty well-known mafia family. They told their son to kidnap me for $250,000, if I’m not mistaken. But fortunately I knew the guy. Thank God, he didn’t.

When you were in Jakarta, was it impossible to divorce your husband?

It was impossible because the marriage was not registered in Indonesia. It was registered there. I couldn’t divorce him there because in Islamic marriage, only the husband could [divorce his wife]. Five months was an extremely short period of time for these kinds of things. So we went to Jeddah.

What happened in Jeddah?

From Mecca, when we were done with the pilgrimage, we drove to Jeddah. And from Jeddah we were supposed to fly to Jakarta. We had tickets and everything. But that’s when he forced me on the plane.

During those times, what discussions did you have with him?

I didn’t have that much discussion with him. Because we weren’t even together most of the time. We probably only met up for dinner.

Why agree to Jeddah?

One of them said, “Look, Manohara, we’re just going to pray. Please, just come and pray, clean our minds with God.” [Tengku said] “I’m sorry, I don’t know what’s wrong with me. So we’re going to pray, hopefully I’ll get better so that I can make it up to you.”

So I said, “Fair enough.”

What happened back in Malaysia?

His father fell ill with a heart attack. We went to hospital in Kotabaru, Kelantan, but then the doctor said it was better to take him to Singapore. I really saw it as a chance to do something. Beforehand, I had one chance where I was out in public at a football game, and I saw a camera from an Indonesian TV station. But I thought to myself, “If I scream, if I do anything here, they have most of the power. So, A, I’m going to get hurt when I get home, and B, they’re going to increase the security, it’s going to be harder for me to do anything.

It’s been reported you’re receiving many offers from the entertainment industry. What is your response to allegations that the whole story was a publicity stunt?

In that case, that means [the Kelantan family] would have to be part of the plan too. We can’t go to Kelantan and say, “Hey, can you kidnap me, and then pretend to torture me, and then you let me go?” I don’t see how that makes sense.

I have proof. I have the doctor saying it is true. I have scars everywhere, and needle marks on my back These are already proof but people don’t believe it.

Does this mean you’re planning to get back into the modeling and entertainment industry?

Fortunately, I’ve had a lot of offers. And I figure, “Why not?”

I’m still young. I still have to continue with my life. It’s also a good way to start making a living on my own.

‘He’s Taken So Much From My Life, I’m Not Going to Let Him Take My Future’

In her interview with The Jakarta Globe, Manohara also went into detail about the abuse that she alleges she suffered at the hands of her husband. Below are edited extracts. Her husband’s lawyer, Haaziq Pillay, declined to comment on the allegations, saying that Tengku Fahkry had filed a defamation complaint with the Malaysian police on the matter:

When did the abuse start?

I don’t remember when. But it was not long before the wedding. I got raped, basically. I didn’t tell anyone. I didn’t tell my mom. Tengku himself acted like it didn’t happen. I was just in denial. I went numb. I didn’t want to believe it.

We were cruising from Singapore to Lombok, to Bali. In the boat he just grabbed me. At the time I was just in the room, sitting there just to wait for my mom. basically, it just happened. But after that, I just kind of shut down. I didn’t know what to think about myself. basically, I was just in denial about the whole thing.

If he raped you before you went to Malaysia, why did you accept his invitation?

Because, A, I just didn’t want to believe, so I just tried to completely block that out, and B, after that he was really nice to me. He was extremely sweet and gentlemanly. I didn’t know what happened, actually.

Things got worse after you married him?

I know that March was the burn. I had an iron burn on my neck. And a cigar burn on my forehead. It was just random, he just came by with a cigar. I was ironing, and then he just took the thing. The iron came first. I took pictures of the scars with my BlackBerry.
Between March and April, the mental and sexual abuse was constantly there. I was held there against my will. They kept injecting me with several different medications to [make me] gain weight, to make me fall asleep and some to paralyze me. It was emotionally and mentally exhausting to endure that.

When the whole razor [abuse] started, when things started to get real rough, that was in April. He took an eyebrow razor and cut me around my chest area.

The hardest thing about that was I was aware of it, I could feel it, but I couldn’t move or scream. I don’t know what he had given me.

I could see, hear him, smell him, feel him. I could feel the cuts on my body. It hurt. With the physical pain, I didn’t mind too much.

Just knowing that you have no control over anything and can’t do anything about it was just …

It happened three times. The first thing he marked on me was just a small X on my chest area. And the worst part about it is that he didn’t even slash it fast or anything. [He] just took his time, slowly. He looked as calm as ever. It’s like if you gave someone a paintbrush and told him to draw a flower. It took a little over 20 minutes.

Did he follow with sexual abuse?

Yes. It usually followed or happened beforehand.

Are you traumatized?

No, not traumatized. He’s taken so much from my life in the past, I’m not going to let him to take away my future. Someone once said, “Forgiving is freeing yourself.”

I believe that.

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#101214 - 12 Jun 09 23:18 Re: Manohara: I was just stupid [Re: kenyeung]
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Malaysian royal denies abuse allegations: lawyer
Fri Jun 12,

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – A Malaysian prince has denied abusing his estranged teenage US-Indonesian model wife and threatened to launch legal action against her for making false allegations, his lawyer has said.

Tengku Temenggong Mohammad Fakhry, the prince of Kelantan state, on Thursday lodged a police report in the Malaysian capital denying that he had raped and tortured his 17-year-old wife, his lawyer told the state Bernama news agency.

"A police report has been lodged... we will be contemplating legal action with regard to the false allegation," said the attorney, Haaziq Pillay.

Manohara Odelia Pinot last week told reporters she was treated like a sex slave after her marriage last year to Tengku Fahkry, whose father is the sultan of Kelantan.

She escaped the prince's guards at a Singapore hotel and returned to her family in Indonesia with tales of abuse, rape and torture at the hands of the 31-year-old prince.

District Police Chief Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman confirmed to AFP that a report had been lodged by the prince and that police would investigate.

"The investigations will be transferred to the Kubang Kerian police station in Kelantan as the incident was alleged to have occurred there and comes under the jurisdiction of the police there," he added.

Manohara -- a well-known socialite in Jakarta -- claimed to have been cut with a razor and injected with drugs which made her vomit blood while being held under guard in her bedroom at the palace.

Her lawyer said she had filed a police report on the abuse but Indonesian police say they are unable to investigate as the incidents took place outside their jurisdiction.

An Indonesian forensics expert said Tuesday that Manohara had been physically abused.

"He (Fakhry) is just panicking to guard the good name of his family. We have proof that Manohara was abused. He should be jailed," her attorney Farhat Abbas told AFP.

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#101223 - 13 Jun 09 09:59 Re: Manohara: I was just stupid [Re: kenyeung]
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Whole thing reads like a sinetron script.

I choose to change the channel.
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#101233 - 13 Jun 09 11:25 Re: Manohara: I was just stupid [Re: KaraengLolo]
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#101584 - 25 Jun 09 08:23 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
well, the "model" has just made her first late-night television appearance, and she's every bit as trite and shallow as could be imagined. on trans 7, and, predictably, making fun of malaysian-style bahasa melayu.

we are witnessing the birth of an artis; someone who will feed off being famous for being famous for the rest of her useless life.

the gal needs to check into jenny craig's.


see?? told ya so!

Mano Gets Own Soap Opera

by Nurfika Osman

Indonesian teenager Manohara Odelia Pinot, who shot to fame earlier this year after alleging her Malaysian prince husband had abused her, has started work as the star of a new television series, her mother said on Wednesday.

Daisy Fajarina said her 17-year-old daughter would appear in a soap opera, or sinetron, called “Manohara,” now being produced by Jakarta film production house Sinemart for private television channel RCTI.

Daisy claimed she did not push her daughter into the project. “The decision is in Manohara’s hands, whether she wants to be an actress or not,” she said.

RCTI has already begun advertising the series, although no date has been set for its screening. Shooting started last week.

“I am so sad every time I watch the advertisement as it shows Manohara in a miserable condition. It reminds me of her struggle in Kelantan,” Daisy said, referring to the Malaysian state where Manohara lived with her now estranged husband.

Manohara caught the media’s attention after Daisy claimed she had been abducted and abused by her husband, Tengku Temenggong Muhammad Fakhrya. Manohara then became an instant celebrity after escaping while in Singapore, and returning to Indonesia on June 1.

Manohara spent most of her life in Europe after her mother married Frenchman Reiner Pinot Noack. Daisy said her daughter started modeling in 2006 after they moved back to Indonesia from Europe, citing family problems.

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#101615 - 25 Jun 09 11:19 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Something had been lost in all of this brou ha ha, namely the fact that young Man O'Hara is an absolute steg. Rather suspiciously you can't see her hands in the above pic. Big flapping hands like a bloke. Definite Adam's apple.


Edited by Derek Gratis (25 Jun 09 11:21)
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#101616 - 25 Jun 09 11:26 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: Derek Gratis]
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A munter for sure DG - however I am sure the bitch of a mother has her locked in a sauna and is starving her of food so she reaches her goal weight.
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#101617 - 25 Jun 09 11:30 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: chewwyUK]
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#102537 - 15 Jul 09 09:08 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: Derek Gratis]
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so, the 'model' now says she is going to use all the money she recieved for the soap opera "Manohara" -- USD100,000 -- to build a mosque. and her own little yayasan.

how noble.

report below from detik.com refers to her as "Perempuan bertubuh bongsor"; the overweight woman. i love these indonesian euphemisms ...

oh, and it seems the podgy princess is taking bahasa indonesia lessons.



Manohara Ingin Bangun Masjid Dari Honor Sinetron
Pebriansyah Ariefana - detikhot

Jakarta ManoharaOdelia Pinot disebut-sebut dibayar miliaran rupiah untuk sinetron terbarunya, 'Manohara' yang tayang di RCTI. Lalu dikemanakan honor Manohara tersebut. Mano mengaku akan membangun masjid.

"Rencananya saya mau bangun Masjid, ini lagi cari-cari tanah dan saya mau buat yayasan juga," jelasnya saat ditemui di kantor RCTI, Jl Raya Pejuangan, Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta Barat, Selasa (14/7/2009).

Perempuan bertubuh bongsor itu melanjutkan ia belum terpikir untuk membeli mobil mewah atau rumah bertingkat. Ia masih ingin mendonasikan sebagian pendapatannya untuk kegiatan amal.

Benarkah Mano dibayar Rp 1 miliar? "Mano amin saja," ujarnya.

Untuk sinetronnya yang rencananya akan tayang pada 20 Juli 2009 mendatang Mano banyak belajar bahasa Indonesia. Perempuan blasteran Prancis itu memang belum lancar berbahasa Indonesia. Setiap diwawancara Mano kadang berbahasa Indonesia kadang berbahasa Inggris.

"Saya banyak baca koran dan majalah saja," imbuhnya.

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#102539 - 15 Jul 09 09:22 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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On my recent trip to Malaysia I heard stories that the Prince is going to take her or her mum to court as the royal family are claiming they loaned the family 1 million (USD or RM??) and the loan was never repaid. Personally if it was 1 million RM then it's probably the sum of money the greedy bitch of a mother sold her daughter for!

Either way she aint going to build a mosque and start her own yayasan ... not while her mum lives!
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#102774 - 23 Jul 09 08:22 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: chewwyUK]
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allah help us! if the sinetron wasn't enough, now the Manohara saga is heading for the Big Screen!! her estranged -- and alleged psychopath -- malaysian prince is financing the production of a film telling his side of the story.

it's to be called 'Kisah Prahara Cinta Pangeran' (The Tempestuous Tale of a Prince's Love).

apparently things were really hunky dory between the portly prince and the podgy princess, until an unnamed "third party" intervened. this was probably Manohara's mother, Daisy, demanding her pimping fee.

film due for release "late 2009".

i can't wait.


Kisah Cinta Manohara Siap Tayang di Layar Lebar
Adhie Ichsan - detikhot

Jakarta Setelah sinetron, kini kisah cinta Manohara Odelio Pinot siap tayang di layar lebar. Sang Pangeran Kelantan, Tengku Fakhry mengaku siap mendukung penggarapan film tersebut.

'Kisah Prahara Cinta Pangeran' akan mengangkat cerita asmara antara Manohara dan Tengku Fakhry. Namun hubungan cinta mereka kandas karena kehadiran pihak ketiga. Film tersebut digarap oleh sutradara Kardi Syaid.

Sang sutradara mengaku tertarik untuk menggarap 'Kisah Prahara Cinta Pangeran' karena adanya ketimpangan pemberitaan pada kasus Manohara. Menurutnya, masyarakat perlu tahu fakta sesungguhnya.

"Saya lihat ada ketidakseimbangan informasi yang beredar di masyarakat. Selama ini masyarakat hanya mendapat informasi dari Daisy (ibu Manohara-red) dan Manohara," ujar Kardi saat dihubungi detikhot lewat telepon, Rabu (22/7/2009).

Lewat filmnya tersebut, Kardi ingin menyampaikan kisah rumah tangga Mano dan Fakhry dari sisi Istana Kelantan yang menggambarkan kalau sebenarnya pernikahan mereka baik-baik saja dan saling mencintai. Hingga akhirnya hadir pihak ketiga yang mengacaukan semuanya. Siapa pihak ketiga itu?

"Nanti akan ada konflik dari pihak ketiga yaitu ibunya. Ibunya akan jadi antagonis di film itu," ujar Kardi.

Kardi pun mengungkapkan Tengku Fakhry sudah sepakat untuk mendukung penggarapan film tersebut. Tengku pun bersedia istananya dijadikan lokasi syuting.

"Tengku nggak ngasih dana. Ia hanya memberikan ijin kepada kami untuk syuting di Istana Kelantan," jelasnya.

Jika semua berjalan lancar, 'Kisah Prahara Cinta Pangeran' akan mulai digarap September 2009. Dan diharapkan siap tayang di bioskop di Indonesia, Malaysia dan Singapura pada akhir 2009 mendatang.
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#102822 - 23 Jul 09 13:33 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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At least they are taking their time and ensuring high production values
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#102828 - 23 Jul 09 14:22 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: Piss Salon]
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Hard to make up my mind. It's like that section in Viz: Borderline Boilers. Your head says no but your nuts say go!
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#102829 - 23 Jul 09 14:28 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: Derek Gratis]
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you hit the nail on the glans penis, DG.
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#102831 - 23 Jul 09 14:32 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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#102875 - 25 Jul 09 07:34 Re: Malaysian Prince Kidnaps Bakrie's Ex [Re: Sammy Jankis]
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From http://thejakartaglobe.com/lifeandtimes/manoharas-newest-drama/319963

Manohara’s Newest Drama

Manohara Odelia Pinot made a media splash in April of this year with claims that she had been kidnapped and abused by her husband, a member of the Malaysian royal family. Already a model before her teen marriage, although little-known by many Indonesians at that time, Manohara’s dramatic claims propelled her into the national consciousness.



With an unblemished Asian-Caucasian look that has been described as “drop-dead gorgeous,” no one should have been surprised — and we weren’t — when local soap opera producers began to vie to give her airtime.

Not only did Manohara get a self-titled sinetron , produced by SinemArt, but private television station RCTI is already running it daily in the 6 p.m. time slot.

But, instead of sticking to the plot of teen meets and marries her prince, only to see the fairy-tale romance disintegrate, “Manohara” the show follows the formula of so many other sinetrons. Girl meets boy, girl meets another boy, girl chooses wrong boy and is destined to endure painfully prolonged consequences.

If you find such melodrama engaging, fear not, as there seems to be hope that Mano will eventually be with her one true love. Until then, allow us to give you some views of what this latest offering is, and isn’t, all about.


Life Skills 101
Ashlee Betteridge

My mother always told me to never get involved with boys who drive sports cars with personalized license plates. Especially if they already appear to be in a relationship.

So perhaps this is why I am so enthralled with the situations in the “Manohara” sinetron. She’s living the life that years of my mother’s commonsense nagging has spared me from.

When I get separated from my friends in an unconvincing fog in the wilderness because I answered my mobile phone, I tend to use that phone to call for help, instead of spending the night with a strange man under a tree during a lightning storm, as Mano did in the first scene of her show. This kind of practicality is why my life is boring yet stable.

But, unlike mine, Manohara’s on-screen mother recommends she marry the sports car owner. Her real-life mother allegedly encouraged her to marry an abusive prince, then allowed her to appear in a sinetron without first enrolling in acting classes. What hope has the poor kid got?

With my limited Indonesian, I may not understand every word Mano mumbles. But her never-ending tears and vacant stares make it clear that life is challenging. I blame bad sinetron parenting.

It must be confusing to hold down an office job as a teenager. A job with no computer, at that. No wonder she gets into work, stares at the wall for a good three to five minutes, then goes home. That’s what I would do without the Internet, too.

It must be bewildering to bring your new husband lunch and then have him smoosh a handful of steamed rice in your face. If it were me, I’d cry. Then I’d call my mum and she would bash the abusive little turd with a broomstick. Where was Mano’s maternal backup?

So I have a proposal for young Manohara. Mama Betteridge’s kids are grown up, and I think she’d like a replacement daughter for the one that moved to Indonesia. She’d sort out that good-for-nothing husband and enroll Mano in the finest educational facilities that rural Australia has to offer. She could even learn a trade, like sheep shearing.

If that’s not an option, I’m thinking of starting a charity boarding school to turn teenage-socialite-models into functioning citizens. In addition to the regular curriculum, there’d be classes on how to avoid marriage to sports car owners, what to do when your 15 minutes of fame is up and the all-important Life Skills 101.


Lacking Sex and Sense
Dalih Sembiring

When “Manohara” was in its embryonic stage, many speculated that the sinetron would be relatively loyal to her tragic true story — or what she claims it to be — from the moment she first met her sadistic prince to the happy ending of her great escape to mommy’s loving arms.

I was intrigued by the sinetron’s early disclaimer that it had passed censorship. “Wow,” I thought, and looked forward to sex, violence and the use of coarse language. I overlooked one crucial thing, though: “Manohara” airs at 6 p.m., way too early for anything more than PG-rated behavior. Besides, my sinetron-loving mother later informed me, all Indonesian soap operas have such disclaimers of late.

More intriguing to me is how the sinetron has thus far shied away from any violence entailing the use of sharp objects, purportedly the very core of the real Manohara’s misfortune.

After the scriptwriters married Mano off in the second episode, I suspected that the evil husband character, who has no royal airs but is instead the boss of some Jakarta-based company (like most sinetron villains), would start exhibiting censor-friendly sexual perversions involving razors and lit cigarettes in episode three.

However, the only things close to perverse in that episode were: 1) Bad guy Rico held Mano tight in their bedroom and whispered barely audible sentences in her ear, commanding her, of all bedroom demands, never to meet Rezky, the good guy, again; 2) A Manchurian Candidate-like chemistry between Rezky and his mother, who seems younger than her son, best seen in a scene where he lays his head on her lap and falls asleep; and 3) Rico’s vaguely infantile fondness for smearing food on and splashing water in Mano’s face.

This altered story may eventually have different effects on different viewers. Disappointment awaits those who remain hopeful that the sinetron will portray Manohara the model’s truth, as the setting and the characters have, from the beginning, veered away from her yet-to-be-proven allegations against the Malaysian prince.

For those who don’t mind the changes and will therefore help keep “Manohara” one of the most-watched shows on local television, expect the helpless heroine to follow the sweeping trend of good girls by taking to wearing a jilbab and praying constantly to God this Ramadan, as she continues to wail and suffer in the la-la land of painful acting.&#8194;


No Risks, No Surprises
Lisa Siregar

When I first heard that Manohara would be starring in a sinetron, I wasn’t surprised. And for all the reasons that I don’t usually watch sinetron, I find “Manohara” full of scenes that are far from enlightening. It’s the typical soap-opera formula with lots of close-up shots, dramatic background music and characters that are one-dimensionally very good or very bad.

Manohara’s character is a prettily-angelic but timid woman who doesn’t say much but cries a lot. She marries Rico, a wealthy but evil man, to save her family from bankruptcy, but her true love remains Rezky, a worker in Rico’s office.

The results are unsurprisingly predictable. Rico hits Manohara, throws her around and warns her not to see other men. When Manohara brings him lunch, he grabs a handful of rice and stuffs it into her face. Of course, being a dutiful wife, she just sits there in silence and weeps.

Soap operas like this can be ironically funny at first. But with its nonstop crying, yelling and acts of abuse, it quickly loses its amusement factor and just becomes sad and humiliating.

As an Indonesian who grew up having to watch sinetron during my pembantu’s rest time at home, I crave good shows on local channels. I miss the Indonesian shows of my childhood, such as “Keluarga Cemara” (“The Cemara Family”) and good old “Si Doel Anak Sekolahan” (“Doel, the Student”) — made before Rano Karno became too old to play a fresh graduate struggling to find a job.

I’m disappointed that the production house behind “Manohara” isn’t trying to make a better show. I mean, Manohara was already famous and the Indonesian film industry is showing a promising future.

Assuming that people are eager to see yet more of Manohara on screen, why not take the risk of making a truly unique show of better quality?


No Longer My Manohara
Armando Siahaan

After surviving just one episode of “Manohara,” I came up with three reasons I shouldn’t invest more time and energy in this over-the-top soap opera.

First, “Manohara” was a waste of time, in the literal sense. The show ran for about 75 minutes, but after every 10 minutes or so came commercial breaks that lasted between five and seven minutes each. The show itself was less than 50 minutes, if that. It felt more like watching a series of commercial breaks, with sinetron clips as intermezzos. Give me a break!

The episode I saw was also blighted with yawn-inducing slow-motion scenes and many long pauses.

Whenever there was a dramatic scene, characters would stare at one another — or at a mosquito on the ceiling — for 15 seconds, with eyes widening, or bulging at times, as if looking at the living dead.

Some scenes would go straight into slow-motion mode, mimicking a shampoo ad. Since Manohara was, and still is, a teen model, that might be the perfect way to kill two birds with one stone, right?

The sinetron also exploited frequent flashback scenes. Not, however, flashbacks to previous or unseen episodes, but rather from earlier in the same episode. The futility of the device suggested the director was aware that the plot of the show was so preposterous that the audience needed constant reminders of what was going on.

Second, “Manohara” was plagued with implausibility — which makes it a typical sinetron.

All of the cast wore full makeup, including the male characters, and had neat hairstyles all day. Rico’s mother was made up as if to attend Rico’s wedding when she was actually being hospitalized, and Manohara went to the office in thick makeup and dressed as if headed out to a nightclub.

The mother of Rezky, Manohara’s former love-of-her-life, looks so young that it is unfeasible she could be his mother — unless, that is, she got pregnant at the age of 10. And Rico, Manohara’s antagonistic husband and the villain of the piece, is supposedly superrich and a womanizer. But in the episode I saw, he was depicted in such a contradictory manner that it didn’t make sense. He smeared rice on Manohara’s face and threw water at Rezky when the two had an argument. Would a womanizer who drives a yellow sports car do such feminine things?

Third and lastly, I was disappointed that “Manohara” wasn’t the “true” story of Manohara, as the idea of watching a fictionalized version of her tragic story appeals to me. I was expecting a quasi-documentary that narrated and dramatized the details of all the alleged iniquities inflicted upon the teen model by her psychopathic prince.

Instead, I was presented with just another sinetron, just another love story involving forced marriage, a love triangle, an invasive family and incessant tears.

The Manohara story was so much better when she was still dealing with real reporters, cops and lawyers. What’s so juicy about another sinetron? With Manohara’s mediocre-at-best acting, she’s better off staying with tabloids and infotainment shows.

At the end of the day, this sinetron is the ultimate killer of my sympathy for Manohara. When the news first broke about her tragic story — the allegedly forced marriage, the traumatizing rape, the abduction from Saudi Arabia, the razor-blade abuse and the great Singapore escape — she won both my attention and my support.

My sympathy deteriorated gradually when she seemed to abandon her quest for justice and instead focused on appearing on television shows and doing photo shoots for lifestyle magazine.

The sinetron only does more damage to her cause as people will no longer care about the abusive treatment she claims to have received during her time in Malaysia. And it will validate accusations by skeptics that the whole Manohara story was just a publicity stunt to milk fame and fortune. Perhaps, the sinetron will make others ask about Manohara: Where does the truth stop and the acting begin?
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