Malaysian resort owner to be interrogated over alleged swimsuit party

By Linh Le   May 22, 2024 | 10:20 pm PT
The owner of a private resort in Malaysia’s Terengganu state will undergo questioning on Thursday after photos allegedly depicting a swimsuit party at the property widely circulated on social media.
Two women leaning on the side of a pool. Illustration photo by Unsplash

Two women leaning on the side of a pool. Illustration photo by Unsplash

"A review meeting regarding the resort’s conduct will include representatives from the Terengganu Islamic Religious Affairs Department and the Kuala Terengganu City Council," said Razali Idris, a state legislative assembly member in charge of tourism, culture, environment, and climate change, as cited by The Star.

"If we find proof of any rule violations or Muslim participation at the party, a report will be filed with the religious office for further action," he added.

He also urged the public to provide any pertinent information they might have.

It is said that these images began spreading online from Tuesday and rapidly became a sensation.

NBC News reports that Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country, adheres to conservative guidelines concerning matters of sexual morality, including the wearing of swimsuits by women.

The release of these photos has therefore sparked considerable public interest and debate, leading to the upcoming interrogation of the resort owner.

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