A PHOTO of actress Zara Zya is being circulated online, showing a ring on her, but the celebrity has remained mum about her relationship status.

“Be patient. When the time comes, I will share the news,” she told Kosmo! Online.

The picture showed an unidentified woman helping to place a ring on Zara, 38, who was dressed in all white.

She had been linked with a cosmetic businessman with a Datuk title, but Zara has brushed aside such talk.

“We are BFFs (best friends forever). There is no special bond,” said Zara, whose full name is Zainurul Razia Mohd Zainuddin.

She had previously been linked to a comedian after being photographed with him.

Zara, on the other hand, has since explained that the photo was part of a marketing campaign for a beverage.

> It has been almost two months since cargo ship MV Dai Cat 06 went missing, but the family of crew member Mohamad Syafarizan Mohd Noor is holding out hope for his safe return.

Harian Metro reported that his mother, Siti Nur Hasanah, 47, would assure herself that her son was at work as usual.

Mohamad Syafarizan, 24, was among the five crew members onboard the ship when it vanished on Jan 1.

It was last detected in Indonesian waters near Johor.

The vessel, which was carrying iron pipes, left a jetty in Perak on Dec 23 and was scheduled to arrive in Kuching on Dec 31 last year.

“He got engaged last year to a girl of his choice. I have been praying constantly that he will come home for Raya.

“He’s close with all his six siblings, especially his youngest brother Danial, who is seven years old.

“I’d tell the boy that his big brother is working on a ship in Sarawak and will come home soon,” she said from her home in Bayan Lepas, Penang.

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