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Malaysia orders inquiry over half-naked tattoo show

 

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia ordered an investigation on Monday into what the government called a half-naked tattoo show held in the capital Kuala Lumpur, after pictures of heavily-inked men and women circulated on social media in the Muslim-majority nation.

 

The three-day Tattoo Malaysia Expo, which started on Friday and drew participants from 35 countries, was supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, the show’s organizer said on its website.

 

But the ministry said this year’s event violated its standards for the first time since it was first held in 2015, and vowed “firm action” against the organizers.

 

Pictures in Malaysian media blurred the private parts of men and women in the show.

 

“It’s impossible for the ministry to approve any application for events that have obscene elements such as this, because it is not Malaysian culture, what more when the majority of Malaysians are Muslim,” Mohamaddin Ketapi, the minister of tourism, arts and culture, said in a statement.

 

“We will wait for the full investigation report ... and will not hesitate to take legal action if they are found to have been in violation of set conditions.”

 

One of the event’s organizers, Carlos Benny Majakil, told Reuters he had no comment on the issue.

 

Authorities in Malaysia, where ethnic Malay Muslims make up 60% of a population of 32 million, tend to lean towards religious and cultural conservatism.

 

A Malaysian religious court last month sentenced five men to jail, caning and fines for attempting gay sex. In September 2018, two women were caned for “attempting lesbian sex” in the east coast state of Terengganu.

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-12-02
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Puritan Fools.

 

The Media attention the 'official outrage' such as this generates is far more damaging to a nation than some harmless little event. 

 

Those in positions of power in many of 'these' counties who respond in similar ways are so unaware of the damage their own actions cause to the potential reputation of a nation, they only exhibit naivety and complete political clumsiness.

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Most of this body art is really amazing, and yes, some of the bodies are ok too 😉

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If this is the countries only threat then there is nothing to worry about....... 

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It's acceptable as long as the women wear headscarves and maybe a mask!

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18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Malaysia orders inquiry over half-naked tattoo show

So what are they going to do about all the Muslim men that come to Hat Yai every week for days on end and getting drunk  and on top off that They Fornicate anything around the place  (but leave the wives at Home). 🧕

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3 hours ago, PremiumLane said:

I feel the same about Christians too, and Hindus, and Buddhists....

When was the last time in the last hundred years have you heard of any of those sects stoning a woman for being raped or cutting off a 9 year olds hand for stealing a loaf of bread ? Just wondering ?

 

The religious police roaming the streets looking for someone who is not dressed properly or doing anything they deem against the Quran in a bigger turn off to me...

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17 hours ago, torturedsole said:

I'll never bend over to Muslim sensibilities as they require constant pandering to this so-called religion.  It's a one-way street which doesn't sit well with my own sensibilities.

"never bend over to Muslim"

There is a joke in here somewhere.

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Curious to know how many observing the show are Muslim?

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