Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bikinis are off-limits here - Malaysian government demands separate pools for men and women
Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2002 | A/P Staff

Posted on 04/21/2002 4:38:10 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP







Posted on Sat, Apr. 20, 2002


Bikinis are off-limits here




Associated Press

The fundamentalist Muslim government in a Malaysian state will ban women from wearing bikinis and from sharing swimming pools with men, a news report said Saturday.

Hotels in the eastern state of Terengganu have been directed to build separate swimming pools for men and women, the Star newspaper quoted state tourism minister Wan Hassan Mohamad Ramli as saying.

"We decided, in the interest of Muslims, to separate the two sexes when it comes to swimming pools," the paper quoted Wan Hassan as saying.

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic party, Malaysia's main opposition group, was swept into power in Terengganu in the 1999 elections and pledged to tighten Islamic laws in the oil-rich state. It has since imposed other strict rules, including the separation of men and women lining up at cash registers in supermarkets.

Wan Hassan also said a dress code would be imposed at holiday resorts, barring bikinis and ordering women to dress "in accordance with local cultural norms." He did not elaborate or say when the new dress code would be imposed.




© 2001 dfw and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.
http://www.dfw.com


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bikini; fundamentalism; muslim; segregation; weirdnews
http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/weird_news/3104931.htm
1 posted on 04/21/2002 4:38:10 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Comment #2 Removed by Moderator

To: ex con
Islam= peace, and tolerance.

"One Peace, and tolerance."

3 posted on 04/21/2002 4:54:29 AM PDT by Cagey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
The next things they'll ban are movies and dancing on the holy days.
4 posted on 04/21/2002 4:59:10 AM PDT by Rudder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
Okay, all the guys go to one pool and all the women can go to another pool.

Over at my place! WOOHOO!

5 posted on 04/21/2002 5:04:19 AM PDT by uglybiker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
Another way to keep vacationing Westerners out of their country. The new pool rules should be a big hit with the burqa crowd (darn things weigh a ton when wet, though).
6 posted on 04/21/2002 5:25:31 AM PDT by germanicus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
Another thought. Does this also mean there will be no Sports Illustrated swimsuit photo shoots there anytime soon ?
7 posted on 04/21/2002 5:27:45 AM PDT by germanicus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
It has since imposed other strict rules, including the separation of men and women lining up at cash registers in supermarkets

I could almost understand why for religious reasons you would want to separate men and women into different pools ( I don't agree with it at all ) but at a supermarket line???

What are they afraid of, someone squezzing the Carmin a bit to much.

8 posted on 04/21/2002 5:32:21 AM PDT by JZoback
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
ISLAM: Building a bridge to the 2nd Century!
9 posted on 04/21/2002 5:40:52 AM PDT by Caipirabob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JZoback
No, it's just that the men were tired of getting in line behind a woman with 400 coupons and writing a check with no ID.
10 posted on 04/21/2002 5:54:58 AM PDT by ekyjim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
I just made some remark the other day about going to the beach to gawk at the babes and they'd all be wearing burkas if the sand monkey's took over the world.
11 posted on 04/21/2002 6:00:58 AM PDT by Uncle Meat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
These people are psychotic.
12 posted on 04/21/2002 6:14:37 AM PDT by B Knotts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
Bummer.
13 posted on 04/21/2002 6:39:32 AM PDT by CaptRon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B Knotts
These people are psychotic.

You've got to admit: there is something very, very sick about these people. They bugger little boys and they stone their women. They don't want to LOOK at their women. Not even CLOTHED. They don't even want to be AROUND them---they'd rather be around MEN. UGHHH!!! I mean, c'mon. Think of some of the most repressed people you knew growing up. Heck---even LAWRENCE WELK kept his gals dressed up like freaking gorgeous dolls, even though covered from wrist to earlobe to ankle!! (smile)

Boy-loving is Political-correct, protected behavior now, but if this was ANYone but sand-apes or some politically correct, diverse minority, their MISOGYNY would be subject to serious scrutiny and seen for what it is---some sort of mental illness that defies normal human behavior and innate biological programming and disposition.

Where are the WOMEN'S groups on this?

Remember how CLINTOCK had given hush bucks to Ireman, Steinman and company to keep them quiet while he objectified and slapped women all over the place during his administration? Kinda makes you wonder if perhaps the A-rab oil states aren't buying 'em off too, paying a little hush money so they won't say anything about the most obvious, the most SCREAMING example of women's rights abuse in recorded history, Islamania!

14 posted on 04/21/2002 7:14:35 AM PDT by gg188
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
We decided, in the interest of Muslims, to separate the two sexes when it comes to swimming pools

Well, at least they have that part right.

In America there are four sexes recognized. Or is it two (normal and abherrant)? Or is it three (male, female and inbetween)?

Wow, so many options, so few diseases.

15 posted on 04/21/2002 7:18:07 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Meat
Actually overseas where their customs are enforced, yes, there would be coverings. But they come over here to America and discard their requirements; at least the ones that don't require Our Citizens to give them special treatment.

Situational ethics, carved into stone by the Clinton administration.

16 posted on 04/21/2002 7:20:03 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
It has since imposed other strict rules, including the separation of men and women lining up at cash registers in supermarkets.

Now there's an idea who's time has come. I hate getting behind women at the supermarket or any other store. They invariably argue with the cashier about what is on sale and have the outdated flyers to prove it. They usually have one or more clinging kids to them who are constantly whining about getting a candy bar or something. Then when the sale is rung up, they appear surprised that they have to pay and then they spend the next five minutes digging through their purse for the checkbook and then when they find it, they end up asking the cashier for a pen to write it with.

17 posted on 04/21/2002 7:26:40 AM PDT by SamAdams76
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
Singapore: Keep building those A-4SU Super Skyhawks, guys... you're probably going to need them.
18 posted on 04/21/2002 7:29:43 AM PDT by ikanakattara
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #19 Removed by Moderator

To: gg188
protected behavior now, but if this was ANYone but sand-apes or some politically

Malaysians are not Arabs, and Malaysia is not a desert country. I agree that these people are nuts and the subject of much liberal posterior-osculating, but it's their religion that's the problem, not their ethnicity. There are not a few Arab Christians, remember.

20 posted on 04/21/2002 7:48:39 AM PDT by delphine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: 2witness
Isn't someone going to post some good bikini pics? Please.

Oh, yeah. Good idea.........
Oh, btw, the LAST one here would be the winner on a "Tin Foil" thread!.........

http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/0121.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/0111.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/0112.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/0109.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/0102.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/1213.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/1105.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/1222.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/1231sm.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/0105.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/0227.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/0410.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/0225.jpg
http://www.inyouremail.com/ezine_media/babeezine/0314.jpg

21 posted on 04/21/2002 8:54:59 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: 2witness
Here's #3 from post #21........



22 posted on 04/21/2002 8:59:01 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
ban women from wearing bikinis and from sharing swimming pools with men

Some nitwits here think photographs of women in bikini's is porn. I think there are a lot of posters here at FR that could really enjoy that country's lifestyle.....

23 posted on 04/21/2002 9:00:50 AM PDT by lewislynn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: delphine
Bunk. So-called Arab Christians are not part of the problem, do not share the Islamic fantasy and pathology, but also rarely practice any Christianity. They are agnostic. Nearly all have left Arab territory in recent decades anyway.

The problem is not Arabs, it is Muslims, and the Arabs are worst only because they are the most thoroughly steeped in Islam.

24 posted on 04/21/2002 9:01:56 AM PDT by crystalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: crystalk
I might even add that the so-called Arab Christians are not even ethnic Arabs, but are persons conquered by Arabs in the middle ages and forced to adopt their language and some of their ways, but had the courage to resist Islam until very recently, when they either fled to the West (80%) or gave in to Islam at last.

Not Arabs, but pre-Arab mideasterners conquered by Arabs.

25 posted on 04/21/2002 9:04:54 AM PDT by crystalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
This Jackass ignores history. There has never been a culture that allowes promiscuity as now seen in the western world. There will be a reaction and it will far "tighter" than these rules proposed by Muslims. (ie: Puritanism is an example from the West)
26 posted on 04/21/2002 9:12:25 AM PDT by Blake#1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: crystalk
The problem is not Arabs, it is Muslims

This was my point, oh ye who say 'Bunk'. Not all Arabs are a problem (Christian or atheist, they're not the problem), and not all Muslims (which are a problem) are Arab.

27 posted on 04/21/2002 9:17:46 AM PDT by delphine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

Comment #28 Removed by Moderator

Comment #29 Removed by Moderator

So what. Their call. Their home.

Nowhere do I read it interferes with YOUR option to wear a bikini in YOUR home.

30 posted on 04/21/2002 9:29:28 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

So what. Their call. Their home.

Nowhere do I read it interferes with YOUR option to wear a bikini in YOUR home.

31 posted on 04/21/2002 9:29:38 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Comment #32 Removed by Moderator

To: 2witness
You bet! :O)
33 posted on 04/21/2002 9:55:00 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Maxwell
fyi........
34 posted on 04/21/2002 11:01:19 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
Bush should demand the national government institute martial law and have all the fundamentalist executed this is one reason I don't like Democracy they just elected the Taliban in one locale.
35 posted on 04/21/2002 12:51:15 PM PDT by weikel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jakarta ex-pat
All Muslim fundamentalist are de facto anti American and anti freedom as well as Bin Laden supporters they must die. Bush should be screaming for the national government to institute martial law and hang all the fundamentalist.
36 posted on 04/21/2002 12:54:08 PM PDT by weikel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76
Yeah I can almost see the merits in separating them at the supermarket.
37 posted on 04/21/2002 12:56:07 PM PDT by weikel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: delphine
Sorry about using that 4 letter word, it was not until I read your post the second time that I realized it agreed with me.
38 posted on 04/21/2002 2:28:11 PM PDT by crystalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: MeeknMing
Nicely done, my FRiend... Nicely done... So many choices, so little hard drive... ;)
39 posted on 04/21/2002 2:53:22 PM PDT by maxwell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: maxwell
:O) LOL!
40 posted on 04/21/2002 3:36:58 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: crystalk
Sorry about using that 4 letter word, it was not until I read your post the second time that I realized it agreed with me.

It's okay. I suppose I might have been a little clearer. :)

41 posted on 04/21/2002 4:05:56 PM PDT by delphine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson