Western Tourists pose naked at Holy Malaysian mountain, gets arrested and sparks Controversy

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    Western Tourists pose naked at Holy Malaysian mountain, gets arrested and sparks Controversy

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    Four Western tourists, including a Briton, have been arrested in Malaysia for allegedly taking naked pictures on a mountaintop considered sacred by tribes.A group of 10 people reportedly stripped off to take photographs of themselves on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu. Four people have been arrested and could be charged with causing a public nuisance.

    Mount Kinibalu is believed by local tribes to house the spirits of dead ancestors, with some of the more superstitious even linking the disturbance to a fatalearthquake that took place last week.

    Several famous tourist attractions, including places of religious significance, are being used for naked images in the same way by holidaymakers and gap-year travellers.Disrobing at Machu Picchu, a 15th-Century Inca citadel in the Peruvian Andes, designated as a Unesco world heritage site, has resulted in several arrests. Two sisters from Arizona were arrested and fined in February for taking pictures of their buttocks inside the Angkor Wat temple, while three French men were deported for similar offences.

    Many more have got away without police action, posting their pictures on Facebook. One page shows a nude man standing in front of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue and mimicking its pose.There's a picture of another naked man standing in a shot of Australia's Uluru, or Ayer's Rock. Paris's Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China and Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, have received similar treatment.

    "It was an act of friendship and stepping out of our comfort zone," says one of four men who revealed their bottoms in a picture taken at the Grand Canyon. The location "simply added to that moment", he adds. "There was no one else but us there so we didn't think anyone would be offended."However, all of us have also travelled around Asia together and I don't think any of us would have done something that would disrespect the culture. America, on the other hand, is a lot more liberal."

    Those punished for taking naked selfies have only themselves to blame, says Simon Calder, senior travel editor for the Independent newspaper, who has himself climbed Mount Kinabalu. "When you step off into another country, remember that it has its own rules and you should observe them," he adds. "You might not agree with what you consider conservative cultural beliefs, but that's not relevant.

    "The top of Mount Kinabalu isn't some empty place. It's a rite of passage for many Malaysians to climb it. There would have been hundreds of people around when the naked selfies were taken." Calder thinks the exotically placed naked selfie has "definitely increased in popularity".

    Is it becoming part of the Western gap year rite of passage? "There seems to be a challenge for people going travelling to get more and more extreme," says Sandi Mann, senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. "Standing next to a wall naked wouldn't have half the impact of a naked body juxtaposed with a famous monument."

    Mann says that people's need to be admired on social media for their daring is "sad". It means that Westerners are imposing themselves on other peoples and "trying to demonstrate to people on Facebook, Twitter and other sites that they've had 'wild experiences' rather than actually experiencing a culture, which is the whole point of travel in the first place", she adds.
     
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    Where are the pics? I want to see and then comment!
     
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    They were warned by the guide not to do it but they did and malaysians are also blaming them for an earthquake because the believe the gods are angry or some such thing.... Woman or man you have to follow rules of conduct when in public.... they would have been arrested in most countries.


     
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    So once again not answering "as a woman".... everyone is equal... :lol:
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Find it on net... cant search and post now.

    Samjha kar.
     
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    Looks like for @Rashna change of flag has brought change of heart and mind!
     
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    lol. not at all..... i am enjoying the cat n mouse games here.... hahahaha. I like watching bbc iplayer.... or maybe i am at king's cross....:cruisin2:


     
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    :facepalm:

    How low would so called modern and civilised WEST go? They call it culture? It is the modern form of barbarism. :bs:

    The morons don't understand the simple fact that not everyone in the world has same low taste as the west.

    Now, lets wait for world-wide protest to malaysian govt. for preventing some or other rights.

    If those idiots are so fond of getting naked everywhere, they should be kept in their cells naked too.

    I guess there are some in our countries too who have such ideas of superior modern western culture, like those who were so vocal in support of the AIB roast episode.
     
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    Get some M&M's I love those ... that massive store at Leicester Sq. :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
     
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    I would be shocked but i wouldn't be judgemental and i would let the law take its course.

     
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    Oh, just read some of the comments here :
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/...ia_n_7553476.html?ir=India&adsSiteOverride=in

    The utter ignorance and superiority complex is mind boggling and distasteful. As if getting neked everywhere is something wonderful and celebrated? I don't know the west has become such dim-witted in last decades, or have they always been such with only a few brighter ones to lead? I guess the later one is true.

    If you see this article:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...naked-photo-on-top-of-Malaysian-mountain.html

    You can see how they want to lighten the act, as if offending another culture in their own sacred place is just mischievous, when their own countries take other view when their own religious places are disrespected in similar way?!!!!

    http://freethinker.co.uk/2014/08/15/church-porn-star-could-be-jailed/

    http://www.worldwideweirdnews.com/2013/09/n29244.html

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/police-track-down-wanted-porn-4024004
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    .................
     
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    They also urinated on the mountain and that is said to have "Pissed"( pun intended) the local tribals.

     
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    And you would not be judgmental again and law would take it's course.

    :rofl:
     
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    People in the west are nearly naked on beaches... Go and laugh at them...:rofl:
    You wanna set up beach khap panchayat? lolz...


     
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    lol. you know what happened to that urination thread right? hahahaha

     
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