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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 1, 2013

Megan Young's Problem With Miss World Pageant In Indonesia

MEGAN YOUNG is leaving tomorrow for Indonesia as our country’s representative to the Miss World pageant that will be held in that Muslim country for the first time. The trouble is some Muslims are protesting the staging of the pageant in their country as it requires the contestants to parade on stage in skimpy bikinis.

The organizers from Britain headed by Ms. Julia Morley have decided to scrap the swimsuit competition because of this, but the protesting faction will not be appeased.

Indonesian Minister Suryadharma Ali has even issued an official statement about this to express their vehement opposition to Miss World: “The Indonesian Ulema Council has expressed strong opposition to Miss World because it doesn’t fit with Islamic teachings that say Muslim women should cover immodest parts of their bo­dies.”

At the event they succeed in convincing Indonesian authorities to scrap the pageant in their home turf, the Miss World organizers will find it hard to find a replacement venue right away since the coronation night is already scheduled on September 28.

They might just postpone it for next year since they lack time to prepare for a new venue. Which is kind of bad and anti-climactic for Megan since everyone is saying she has a good chance of bagging the Miss World title for our country, for the very first time. Let’s just wish Megan then the best of luck.