PETALING JAYA - Reaction towards a viral video of a group of nudists enjoying outdoor activities at a secluded beach in Penang ranged from utter shock to nonchalance.
Commenting on the "Malaysia Nude Sports Games" that was held in May, Twitter user @laylamajusi said she was a supporter of nudism as well as having nude beaches, and believed that it was time to start talking about naturism in Malaysia.
"Personally, I endorse nudism/naturism. There's nothing wrong with it if they were doing it privately," she tweeted.
"We were born nude. So why must we fear the very state we were born in?" she added.
Another tweeter @nudeboyuk said that the "games" looked like fun.
"But I don't think I would try the kettlebell exercises with my history of accidents," he tweeted.
@AsmidarMamaAufa expressed her dismay over the video: "Omg! They are wearing their birthday suit!
Meanwhile, @zulhimiamar said the video did not offer a "pretty sight".
"When they say nude, I thought it would be a pretty sight. I was wrong," he tweeted.
Several tweeters also expressed their outrage over the incident.
@HRDipendra said: "It's a good thing that Malaysia has laws against indecency. The Nude Sports Games 2014 is why we need laws on indecency and public morals."
Tweeter @surfme61 called the nude games "a disgrace" and questioned if the nudists were examples of "civilised, cultural and developed behaviour".
"What have we Malaysians become?" questioned @4r544, adding that such behaviour was like "returning back to the Stone Age".