theSundaily theSundaily en Are towels fashion's favorite new quirky accessory?
Popstar, designer and general fashion icon Riri unveiled her latest cover shoot for Vogue Paris this week, and one of the three images, shot by Juergen Teller, sees her looking completely chilled out in a glitter camisole and furry shrug teamed with vintage earrings. The most eye-catching part of her look? The stripy orange bath towel she has wrapped around her hair.

Perhaps Rihanna was inspired by fellow singer Rita Ora, who went one step further when she turned up on the red carpet of the MTV Europe Music Awards earlier this month wearing a bathrobe. The star, who was hosting the ceremony, was also sporting a towel turban, as well as impeccable makeup and plenty of jewellery.

Snuggly towels and robes are also enjoying a moment in the fashion spotlight on Instagram, where Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss and Elsa Hosk have all shared photos of themselves kicking back in their 'bathwear' over the past few weeks. And while it might not be one of the easiest trends to carry off in public, we have to admit that it's certainly one of the most comfortable. — AFP Relaxnews]]>
Style Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:03:45 +0000 theSundaily 506195 at
Parents need to monitor children during vacation in Port Dickson: Exco
Negeri Sembilan Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Tun Hairudin Abu Bakar said this was because the state government had targeted an increase in the number of visitors to the Port Dickson beaches until year-end, following the school holidays and the many latest attractions being offered.

"The hotels here are always full especially so after a number of new attractions having been developed," he told Bernama after handing over aid to 50 pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan Port Dickson here today.

Among the attractions are the Alive 3D Art Gallery, Upside Down House, Haunted House, PD Wall Street Art as well as several shopping malls and hotels.

Meanwhile, commenting on the recent sightings of crocodiles at the beaches here which went viral on social media, Tun Hairudin said these were old incidents. — Bernama]]>
Local Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:44:35 +0000 theSundaily 506193 at
Police cripple "Pok Ya" gang with arrest of five members
Kuantan district police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Salleh said the suspects, aged between 20 and 43, were detained at several locations in the district from Oct 30 to Nov 4.

He said among them was a mechanic, believed to be the gang leader, who was just released from prison in August after serving time for a drug-related offence.

"Initial investigation revealed that all the suspects, who were also tested positive for methamphetamine, were involved in five cable-theft cases around Jaya Gading and Felda Panching Utara with losses estimated at RM14,000.

"Four of the suspects were also believed to have been involved in two break-in cases at a DIY shop in Pandan Sejahtera 2 Housing area on Oct 10 involving RM13,000 in losses," he told reporters here today.

Abdul Aziz also said police were now closing in on two other gang members to facilitate the investigation under Section 457 and 431(a) of the Penal Code. — Bernama]]>
Local Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:56:35 +0000 theSundaily 506191 at
Express bus plunges into ravine
One victim sustained serious injuries while 13 others escaped with minor injuries in the 4.20pm accident on Thursday.

Segamat OCPD Supt Raub Selamat said the bus was heading to Johor Baru when the collision occurred.

He said based on initial investigations, the trailer was coming from the opposite direction, and the bus, which was unable to avoid the oncoming vehicle, skidded and plunged into the ravine.

Raub said the remaining 26 passengers were unhurt.

He added that the accident victims were sent to the Segamat Hospital for treatment.

The case is being investigated under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.]]>
Local Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:36:52 +0000 Low Sock Ken 506142 at
Rohingya humanitarian mission arrives in Chittagong
The group boarded a bus to Cox's Bazar, about 143km away, in a journey which would take about five hours.

The delegation, led by Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee, included MPs from the Barisan Nasional and the opposition, among them Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi (BN-Sri Gading), Datuk Ago Anak Dagang (BN-Kanowit), Datuk Raimi Unggi (BN-Tenom), Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff (PAS-Rantau Panjang) and Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar (PKR-Tumpat).

Also in the mission were representatives from the National Security Council (NSC), National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma), Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Defence and the Deputy Prime Minister's Office.

The delegation will hand over some 25 tonnes of food supplies to Malaysian non-governmental organisations, including the Malaysian Islamic Organisation Consultative Council (Mapim) and the Medical Relief Society Malaysia (Mercy Malaysia), to be distributed to Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong Refugee Camp, about 35km from Cox's Bazar.

In addition, the members of the delegation are also expected to visit the Malaysian-sponsored field hospital being built near the refugee camp.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak announced that the field hospital could accommodate up to 150 patients at a time, and included facilities such as an operation theatre, X-ray facility, and special rooms for mothers and children.

Expected to begin operations on Dec 1, the field hospital will be fully managed by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, with a team of 140 Malaysian staff including specialist doctors. — Bernama]]>
Highlights Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:40:30 +0000 theSundaily 506189 at
Insider trading: Former CEO gets five years in jail, fined RM5m
Judge Zulqarnain Hassan meted out the sentence against Datuk Seri Thai Kim Sim, 57, after finding that the defence failed to raise any reasonable doubt against the prosecution's case.

The court also sentenced Tiong Kiong Choon, 57, a former remisier, to a five-year jail term and RM10 million fine, after being found guilty of two counts of disposing of 6.2 million of Apli's shares.

Thai and Tiong were also ordered to serve another two years in jail each if they failed to pay the fine.

The court allowed a stay of execution for the jail-term against both the accused pending appeal, but the payment of fine was not allowed to be delayed.

During the sentencing, Judge Zulqarnain said the offence, known as insider trading was a modern white collar crime.

"This a serious crime and is in a class of its own because not everyone can be a player on the stock market," he said.

Thai was charged with communicating to Tiong a non-public information on the value of Apli's shares on Oct 26 and 29, 2007, while Tiong was charged with disposing of 2,205,500 and 4,003,000 units of Apli shares from the Central Depository System account of two individuals, while in possession of the same non-public information, hence affecting the value of shares.

He committed the offences at Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, Exchange Square, Bukit Kewangan, on Oct 26 and Oct 29, 2007.

They were charged under Section 188 (3) (a) and 188 (2) (a) of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007, which carries a maximum jail term of 10 years and a fine of not less than RM1 million.

The prosecution was carried out by Malaysian Securities Commission prosecution officer T. Chelvakumar, while Thai was represented by lawyer Datuk K. Kumaraendran, and counsel Chong Loong Men acted on behalf of Tiong. — Bernama]]>
Highlights Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:30:42 +0000 theSundaily 506187 at
Delegates from 50 countries compete for prestigious Miss Tourism International 2017 title
The homegrown competition, is being held from Nov 20 to Dec 7, with the coronation night event taking place on Dec 6, at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa.

This is the 20th consecutive year the event, which is supported by the Tourism and Culture Ministry, is being held.

Themed "Promoting Tourism, Culture and Friendship," this year's event will also see organiser D'Touch International assisting Tourism Malaysia in promoting "Visit Malaysia Year 2017."

The 18-day-long event will see delegates travelling to various parts of the country, as well as engaging in charitable visits to homes and orphanages.

Malaysia will be represented by 24-year-old Melissa Ng Sook Khuan, who will be competing with other global delegates for the top spot.

D'Touch International founder and president Tan Sri Danny Ooi thanked the Tourism Ministry for its endless support since the first edition.

"We have promised to increase the number of participating countries by ten starting next year. By 2020, we will be having delegates from 80 countries," he told a press conference at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa.

The Miss Tourism International World Final Night Show will be recorded by RTM, the official broadcaster, and the event will be aired on Dec 25.

Reigning Miss Tourism International 2016, Ariel Pearse from New Zealand, will be crowning the new Miss Tourism 2017 winners.

Tickets for the grand final dinner and show, priced at RM500 per pax, can be obtained from the organiser by calling 03-92841133 or by contacting Miss Tan/Cik Noni at 012-3396133/011-12328079.]]>
Local Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:27:13 +0000 Haikal Jalil 506130 at
Pistorius: From Olympic glory to jail for murder
Here is a timeline of events following the shooting on Valentine's Day in 2013, in a case that shocked the world.

Shot four times

Feb 14, 2013: Police arrest the Olympic and Paralympic sprinter for killing Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, who was shot four times at his Pretoria home.

Feb 15: Pistorius bursts into tears as he is charged, denying murder "in the strongest terms".

Feb 19: Pistorius claims in an affidavit he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder. He said he fired through a locked bathroom door, in what prosecutors term "premeditated" murder.

Feb 21: Global sportswear manufacturer Nike suspends its sponsorship contract with the athlete.

Feb 22: Pistorius is granted bail.

The trial begins

March 3, 2014: The trial opens in Pretoria before crowds of journalists from around the world, with the testimony of a neighbour who tells the court she heard "terrible screams" from a woman. Ten days later, Pistorius vomits when a picture of Steenkamp's body is flashed on the court's television screens.

April 7-15: Pistorius takes the stand and begins with a tearful apology to Steenkamp's family. This is followed by five days of often intense cross-examination, marked by bouts of tears and breaks in the session. Pistorius steadfastly denies any intention to kill Steenkamp.

June 30: After a six-week break, a panel of three psychiatrists and a psychologist conclude Pistorius does not suffer from mental illness.

Sept 12: Judge Thokozile Masipa finds Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide or manslaughter.

Oct 21: The judge sentences him to a maximum of five years in jail. He is taken to Pretoria prison.

Under house arrest

Oct 20, 2015: Pistorius is allowed out of prison after just one year to spend the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.

Dec 3: The Supreme Court of Appeal convicts him of murder, saying his testimony was "vacillating and untruthful".

Dec 8: Pistorius is released on bail pending sentencing, and remains under house arrest.

'Shockingly lenient' sentence

March 2, 2016: Pistorius, now 29, loses his final bid to appeal his murder conviction.

July 6: He is sentenced to six years in jail for murder.

Aug 14: South African media reports say Pistorius is put on 24-hour suicide watch.

Sept 15: Prosecutors say they will petition the Supreme Court of Appeal for a tougher sentence for Pistorius, having described the six-year term as "shockingly lenient".

Nov 14: Prison authorities say Pistorius has been transferred to a prison adapted for disabled inmates just outside Pretoria to serve the rest of his sentence.

Jail term extended

Nov 3, 2017: The appeal court adjourns to consider its ruling after prosecutors argue that Pistorius' jail term is too short, while defence lawyers say the judge handed down a fair sentence.

Nov 24: The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein more than doubles Pistorius' sentence of six years to 13 years and five months. — AFP]]>
World Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:50:47 +0000 theSundaily 506120 at
Two Republic of Korea Navy warships visit RMN base in Teluk Sepanggar
RMN Eastern Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Datuk Syed Zahiruddin Putra Syed Osman said the warships were led by Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Cruise Training Task Group Rear Admiral Yang Yong Mo and had 630 personnel, including 140 officers, aboard.

"While they are docked here, we will be working with the ROKN to host a variety of exciting events, including visits to the ships. We will also conduct community activities at the Sabah Chesire Home," he said in a statement to the media upon the arrival of the warships.

Syed Zahiruddin added that the presence of the vessels would further strengthen the relationship between Malaysia and the Republic of Korea.

He said the warships' visit gave a clear indication that the security in Sabah waters remained safeguarded, giving confidence to foreign investors.

Meanwhile, the ROKN communication unit said the two vessels would be docked at the RMN base in Teluk Sepanggar until Nov 27.

"The two vessels are on their maiden trip here and this visit is aimed at providing new experience for the officers.

"Malaysia is the eighth country that we visited, after which we will head to the United States and then followed by Japan before returning to the Republic of Korea," the statement said. — Bernama]]>
Highlights Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:21:10 +0000 theSundaily 506185 at
Robbers escape with three bags containing RM150k
Serdang district police chief ACP Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias said the suspects, who were wearing helmets, fled the scene on a Yamaha 125z motorcycle.

He also said that police had so far detained four employees of the security company to assist investigations.

"We are now reviewing the footage of the closed-circuit television cameras from the scene to identify the suspects," he said when contacted here.

The case is being investigated under Section 395 of the Penal Code for gang-robbery. — Bernama]]>
Local Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:50:04 +0000 theSundaily 506183 at