Ministry holds inquiry on Penang 'nude sports camp'

Malaysian police officers show portraits of people allegedly involved in a nudist sports festival, during a press conference in Penang on August 8, 2014.

BALIK PULAU - A report on the domestic inquiry on the nude sports games held at Penang National Park will be given to the police, said Teluk Bahang assemblyman Datuk Shah Headan Ayoob Hussain.

He said officers from the Resources and Environment Ministry were now carrying out the investigations into the matter.

Shah Headan, who is the park's management committee member, said he would give his full cooperation to the police.

"Malaysians would not accept nude activities here. I will leave the investigation to the police to announce," he told a press conference during a Hari Raya open house held at the entrance of the park.

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Lai Fah Hin, who was present, refused to comment on the issue.

It was reported that the park's patrolman who was on duty during the incident on May 31 was under domestic investigation.

Fifteen so-called 'naturists', including six women, were filmed taking part in nude events labelled as "Penang Nude Sports Games 2014" at a beach in Teluk Bahang, Penang.

The five-minute video showed them in the nude participating in activities such as body painting, a relay race and a group crab-walk.