Own up, Penang nude beach games participants warned

GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia - "Come to us before we find you."

That's the warning Penang deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan has for the participants of the Penang nude sports games to own up.

"It's better to surrender and shed light on the activity rather than wait for us to turn up at your house or workplace," he said after launching new stickers for the motorcycle patrol unit at the state police headquarters in Penang Road here yesterday.

"After our arrests of two women, we already have information about the activity," he said. "We are now awaiting information from Interpol on the whereabouts of the foreign participants."

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Lai Fah Hin, when met at a Hari Raya open house at the Bayan Baru police station, said police hoped to wrap up investigations by next week.

They have so far interviewed 18 people in connection with the incident which took place in Teluk Kampi at the Penang National Park on May 31.

It was earlier reported that the so-called "naturists", including six women, were video-taped taking part in events while naked.

The five-minute video, which was uploaded on video-sharing website Vimeo about two months ago, showed them having fun doing body painting, a relay race and a group crab walk.