September 11 Attacks and Miss Universe Malaysia’s Nasi Lemak Dress Reports by Local and International Media

Written by Nurhanis Hazry
September 11, 2001 Attacks: New York Times vs Berita Harian

The tragedy of September 11, 2011 was the worst international terrorist attack occurred in the United States. According to The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), United States terrorists launched attacks in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C and Puerto Rico in between 1991 and 2000, while the rest of 30 states and Washington, D.C experienced the terrorist attacks after 2001.

New York Times reported that during the tragedy of September 2011, there were four coordinated aircraft hijackings. The hijackers belonged to the al-Qaida terrorist network. They used knives and box-cutters to kill and hurt the passengers and pilots and then seize the hijacked aircraft. They also used the aircraft to destroy preselected targets. The attacks happened on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. It killed more than 3000 victims, injured over 6,000 others and caused $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.

As reported by Berita Harian, more than 3000 victims were killed in these four hijacked attacks. Citizens of 78 countries perished at the World Trade Center (WTC).
For them, September 11 was the most awful tragedy. According to the President of United States, Bush, he said that the war occurred in United States begins with al-Qaida. The war does not end until every wanted terrorist group of global has been found, stopped and defeated.

Miss Universe Malaysia’s Nasi Lemak Dress: BBC News vs New Straits Times

Malaysia has cooked up an unusual outfit for its Miss Universe representative on 2017—a dress depicting its national dish, nasi lemak. Based on BBC News, local pageant organisers unveiled the Miss Universe Malaysia, Samantha Kathie James, 22-year-old model of Chinese-Brazilian, will be donning the dress in the National Costume segment of the Miss Universe 2017 beauty pageant on November 26, at Las Vegas.

New Straits Times, in its report said, Samantha will be competing against 41 other delegates in the 66th edition of the popular international event in Las Vegas on November, 26. A model since 17, Samantha’s career has seen her living in the United States, Brazil, India and Thailand. She has also featured in commercials and movies in Indonesia and China, recently.

The nasi lemak dress is a creation by local designer, Brian Khoo. Apparently, he took a month to make Samantha’s dress and spent about 400 embroidering rhinestones onto the dress. He also sewn embellishments on the dress—made of ivory silk to represent the coconut rice, depicting with other ingredients. The nasi lemak-inspired costume is so realistic. The dress is white to represent the rice, complemented by ikan bilis, peanuts, cucumber slices, a sunny-side up egg and hand-embroidered rhinestones for sambal.

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