Tuesday 24 April 2018

Bikinis banned at Miss World pageant in Bali

Miss World organisers have axed bikinis from this year's pageant in Indonesia, replacing them with conservative beach sarongs amid mounting protests from hardline Muslim groups.

The 2013 competition is being hosted on the island of Bali and Jakarta in September.

All contestants will be required to wear Bali's traditional long sarongs instead of the bikinis that are usually part of the competition, said Adjie Soeratmadjie, one of the organisers.

He said the Miss World Organisation has agreed to the request out of respect for the traditional values of Indonesia.

Most Muslims in Indonesia, are moderate, but a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years.

Irish Independent

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