9 participants in Penang nude beach games stayed in durian orchard: cops

9 participants in Penang nude beach games stayed in durian orchard: cops

NIBONG TEBAL, Penang - After the so-called Penang Nude Sports Games 2014, nine of its participants stayed overnight at a durian orchard in Balik Pulau, where they continued to bare it all.

A week later, the same group romped around in the nude again at another event in Thailand. They did not do it just on the beach in Teluk Kampi, Teluk Bahang.

State police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Abdul Rahim Hanafi said that after the games on May 31, nine of the 15 participants stayed overnight at an orchard in Balik Pulau, moving about naked.

"From June 6 to 8, the same nine people were in Pattaya for a nude event.

"We learnt that about 30 different nationalities participated in the nude party," he added.

SDCP Abdul Rahim also said two of the Teluk Kampi participants - a 40-year-old Malaysian and a 30-year-old Singaporean - had surrendered to the police.

"We recorded both of their statements on Wednesday and are still looking for 11 others who were involved in the event," he said after witnessing the handing over of duties from outgoing south Seberang Prai OCPD Supt Shafien Mamat to his deputy DSP Shariffudin Abdullah, who is now the acting OCPD.

Supt Shafien has been promoted to Bukit Aman with the rank of ACP.

SDCP Abdul Rahim revealed details regarding two of the Teluk Kampi nude games participants - Chew Tok Hwa, 57, from Sungai Petani, Kedah, and Justin Ang Ji Keng, 24, from Batu Berendam, Malacca.

He also identified nine other participants as Carmen Chan, Thomas Kong, James Kumar and another woman named only as Janice from Malaysia.

The others were Albert Yam, Terry and Lionel Lau from Singapore, Newman from Myanmar and Marvin Cuevas from the Philippines.

Police were also looking for two eyewitnesses - Micheal from Singapore and his Burmese girlfriend - to assist in investigations.

SDCP Abdul Rahim urged the suspects to turn themselves in to the police and help facilitate the investigations.

Police have classified the case as gestures intended to insult the modesty of a person and are investigating it under Section 509 of the Penal Code.

If convicted, a nudist can be jailed up to five years or face a fine, or both.

It was earlier reported that 18 so-called naturists, including six women, were caught on video while taking part in a series of nude activities, which were dubbed as the Penang Nude Sports Games 2014.

The five-minute video showed the participants naked on the beach in Teluk Kampi while taking part in activities such as body painting, a relay race and a group crabwalk, among others.

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