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Melaka Religious Dept To Set Rules Banning “Immodest Clothing” Such As Bikinis On Pulau Besar Island

today3 January 2023


source: Utusan

The Islamic authorities in Melaka want measures to be initiated against those who, in their judgement, were dressed inappropriately at Pulau Besar’s beachfront, tarnishing the island’s reputation.

This came after a three-minute video depicting beachgoers on the island frolicking in bikinis that went viral on social media on December 25.

source: Harian Metro

The director of Melaka’s Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JAIM), Che Sukri Che Mat, announced that the organisation now intends to put up signs warning tourists to dress modestly and refrain from engaging in activities that Muslims deem inappropriate.

“Wearing certain clothing (such as bikinis) is solely appropriate for the bedroom, not to be flaunted to the Pulau Besar community. They shouldn’t treat this lightly,” he said, according to Harian Metro.

“This is the first and final warning. We won’t make any exceptions so don’t repeat…

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Written by: Lara Kramer

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