Singer Sandra Dianne to be buried in Sabah


THE remains of artiste Sandra Dianne (pic), who died following an accident, have been flown to Sabah for burial, Berita Harian reported.

A recording company representative known only as Vea confirmed that the Big Stage 2020 reality show participant passed away at 1am on Friday.

She died five days before her 26th birthday and about a week after she was admitted to hospital for injuries sustained during the accident.

It occurred last Saturday while Sandra was on her way to a Big Stage 2020 concert rehearsal at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre.

Her remains will be laid to rest in Kampung Kauluan, Tuaran.

> The daily also reported that songstress Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza’s daughter-in-law Tya Arifin does not regret leaving Indonesia at the height of her career in the entertainment industry.

Tya, whose full name is Nurtria Wulandari Arifin, said she regarded giving up her career in her home country to marry Siti Nurhaliza’s stepson Asyraf Khalid as a “big sacrifice”.

She said it was tough leaving her family in Indonesia as they were not from a well-to-do household and depended on her.

The birth of her first child three years ago changed her life and inspired her to venture into business.“I have become more optimistic and spirited as my business has helped others change their lives, ” said Tya, whose business is based in Puchong, Selangor.

> Harian Metro reported that five scuba divers dived 11m under water to fly the Jalur Gemilang to celebrate National Day.

Scuba diver Nur Nelizza Abdul Manaf, 25, described it as an emotional moment.

She said they have been organising such a dive to celebrate National Day for the past seven years.

This year, they chose to dive at Taman Negara Tunku Abdul Rahman in Sabah, while their previous locations included Tioman and Perhentian islands.

The above articles are 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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