Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Miss World: bikinis banned from 2013 contest in Indonesia

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

Miss World bikinis banned from 2013 contest in Indonesia
Indonesia will host the 2013 Miss World competition in the country's resort island of Bali and the capital, Jakarta, in September. 
Adjie S. Soeratmadjie, one of the local organisers, said on Thursday that all contestants will be required to wear Bali's traditional long sarongs instead of the sexy bikinis that are traditionally part of the competition. 
He said the London-based Miss World Organisation has agreed to the request out of respect for the traditional customs and values of Indonesia.Most Muslims in Indonesia, the world's most populous Islamic country, are moderate, but a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years.

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