Dr Vida going into luxury handbag business


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 03 Aug 2017

Datuk Seri Dr Hasmiza Othman or better known as Datuk Vida was fined RM80,000 over 16 charges of failing to submit Goods and Services Tax (GST). SAIFUL BAHRI/The Star

Compiled by  LEE HUI SHEN, VOON SZE MING, ANDRIAN CHAN  and R.ARAVINTHAN 

COSMETICS millionaire Dr Vida (pic) is planning to expand her business by coming out with her own luxury handbag brand, Berita Harian reported.

Dr Vida said she would be collaborating with one of the world’s biggest brands in handbags – Louis Vuitton (LV).

Her ambition was inspired by her craze for beauty and fashion, especially handbags.

Dr Vida whose real name is Datuk Seri Dr Hasmiza Othman said it was routine for her to buy luxury handbags, clothes and accessories every time she travels overseas.

“We are thinking of naming the proposed product DSV LV. We have had several discussions on this and further talks are expected with LV’s management in Paris soon,” she said adding that bags carrying the new brand name are expected to be priced between RM8,000 and RM11,000.

> A father of three was sentenced to 15 years’ jail and 10 strokes of the rotan for raping his underage daughter last month, Sinar Harian reported.

The 41-year-old coconut plucker raped his 14-year-old daughter in the toilet of their house at Kampung Tasek, Kota Baru.

The accused appealed for a lighter sentence due to health reasons, but Deputy public prosecutor Norazlinawati Mohd Arsha urged the court to mete out a deterrent sentence, as he had sexually attacked his own daughter.

“The victim was traumatised by the incident, and the sentence should serve as a deterrent to the accused,” said Norazlinawati.

> A man pierced his wife’s cheek with the handle of a broomstick in an attack after getting angry with her for questioning his whereabouts, Harian Metro reported.

The victim, 28, was brought to Hospital Selayang in an ambulance.

According to a police source, the incident happened in their apartment in Batu Caves.

The man also threatened to stab his wife with a knife and took away her MyKad and handphone.

Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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