horn Posted January 5 Share Posted January 5 Don't wear bikinis, Melaka religious dept warns visitors to Pulau Besar By Meor Riduwan Meor Ahmad - January 1, 2023 @ 7:56pm MELAKA: The state Islamic authorities are unhappy that some tourists are going around wearing bikinis, an act that has sullied the image of Pulau Besar, they say. The Melaka Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JAIM) said it wants action to be taken against those who are indecently dressed. This followed a three-minute video of some beachgoers wearing bikinis on the island which has been making its rounds on social media since Christmas Day. JAIM chief Che Sukri Che Mat said the department is now planning on putting up signboards to remind tourists to dress appropriately and not to partake in activities that are considered sensitive to Muslims. "Wearing attire such as bikinis is only suitable for the bedroom, not to be shown off to the community in Pulau Besar. They should not take this lightly. "This is the first and last warning. Do not repeat such an act; we will not compromise," he said. Che Sukri said a meeting will be held with police, local government and state development authorities over the matter. He said that they will discuss possible action to be taken against tourists who sullied the sanctity of Pulau Besar, whose history dates back to the Islamic civilisation. Besides beach resorts and small outlying islands, Pulau Besar is well known for its ancient graves, tombs and mausoleums of notable Islamic preachers. https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2023/01/866285/dont-wear-bikinis-melaka-religious-dept-warns-visitors-pulau-besar Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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