Malaysia slams 'porn' tattoo show

Malaysian officials yesterday slammed a tattoo exhibition held in the country as "porn" unsuitable for a Muslim-majority country, after images of half-naked men and women went viral. The Tattoo Malaysia Expo in the capital Kuala Lumpur attracted people from all over the world, and photos circulating...

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Malaysian officials yesterday slammed a tattoo exhibition held in the country as "porn" unsuitable for a Muslim-majority country, after images of half-naked men and women went viral.

The Tattoo Malaysia Expo in the capital Kuala Lumpur attracted people from all over the world, and photos circulating online showed many heavily-inked people wearing few clothes to display their designs.

The tourism minister had initially supported the three-day show, which ended on Sunday, but after seeing the pictures said it did not reflect the country's "polite and decent" culture.

Mohammadin Ketapi warned that the government could take legal action against the organizers.