Malaysian and S'porean detained over Penang nudist scandal

Malaysian and S'porean detained over Penang nudist scandal

Update: Another 3 participants of Penang nude sports event have surrendered to police...Read more.


NIBONG TEBAL: Two men have surrendered to the police over the "nude games" which was held at the Teluk Kampi Beach in the Penang National Park.

The 34-year-old local trader and a 41-year-old Singaporean were arrested when they turned up at the Southwest District police headquarters here.

Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said the duo would be remanded until Aug 18.

He said the Singaporean, who worked as a freelance photographer, surrendered on Wednesday, while the local, a trader in Kuala Lumpur, gave himself up on Thursday.

The so-called nude games was uncovered after a video titled, 'Nude Festival in Teluk Bahang, Penang' went viral on the internet, showing nine men and six women painting their bodies, dancing and performing sports-related activities in the nude at the Teluk Kampi beach.

Abdul Rahim said investigations revealed that nine of the alleged participants also held other activities in the nude at a homestay in Bukit Genting, Balik Pulau, a day after their stay in Teluk Kampi.

"Based on information we obtained, the nine held a nude festival at a durian orchard with a homestay, between May 31 and June 1.

"Some of them also took part in a three-day international nude festival in Pattaya, Thailand beginning June 6," he added.

He said the police had identified all 15 participants, comprising seven locals, four Singaporeans, two Myanmars, and one each from India and the Philippines.

In a related matter, police want to contact Justin Ang Ji Keng, 24, to shed light on their investigations.

His last known address was No: 65, MJ 11, Taman Merdeka Jaya, Batu Berendam in Malacca.

Abdul Rahim said the police had so far, recorded statements from 20 people, including the owner of the homestay in Balik Pulau.

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