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Malaysia's beauty queen, 24, loses title after her dance video goes viral

10:10 PM | 12 Apr, 2024
Viru Nikah Terinsip
Source: Instagram

A Malaysian beauty queen lost her title after facing criticism for a video showing her dancing provocatively with male dancers during a holiday in Thailand.

Viru Nikah Terinsip, a 24-year-old who previously won an award representing a mythical spirit of kindness and wisdom, apologized publicly for the video and offered to return her title. The Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) withdrew her Unduk Ngadau Johor title, stating that her actions would not have been an issue if she were an ordinary person.

President Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan explained that the incident occurred during a private holiday with her family, suggesting that people can sometimes act impulsively while on vacation. He emphasized that the association didn't want unnecessary attention drawn to them.

Ms. Terinsip expressed her desire to return the title voluntarily, emphasizing that titles aren't everything and acknowledging her imperfections. She thanked the public for their support and urged everyone to move on from the controversy, asking that her family and friends not be targeted.

President Kitingan hoped she would accept the decision gracefully and learn from the experience, cautioning all Unduk Ngadaus against similar mistakes in the future.

The Unduk Ngadau Johor title is part of a pageant event held during the annual harvest festival in Sabah, northern Borneo, honoring the spirit of Huminodun, a mythical figure symbolizing kindness and wisdom.

Ms. Terinsip is known for her online presence, with a substantial following on YouTube and TikTok.

In a separate incident, the winner of Miss Japan, Karolina Shiino, was dethroned after it was revealed she was having an affair with a married influencer. Ms. Shiino apologized for the trouble caused and expressed regret for betraying her supporters. The married influencer, Dr. Tamuka Maeda, confirmed he would not be divorcing his wife. As a result of the scandal, the Miss Japan title will remain vacant for the rest of the year.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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