Thursday, April 06, 2006

No kissing and hugging in Malaysia

This is fucking ridiculous. A Chinese couple in Malaysia will be charged in court for hugging and kissing at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park. The punishment is a fine not exceeding RM2,000 or jailed up to a year, or both. From Daily Express:
The local government has the power to establish by-laws to prosecute citizens who behave in a disorderly manner in public, the Federal Court ruled Tuesday.

Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim, together with Federal Court judges Datuk Alauddin Sheriff and Datuk Richard Malanjum, unanimously held that the Datuk Bandar of Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) was correct to charge two students for behaving indecently by hugging and kissing at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park.

The court ruled that Section 8(1) of the Park By-Laws, the section invoked by the Datuk Bandar to punish persons caught behaving indecently in public was constitutional.
And now tourists in Malaysia are advised not to kiss passionately in public or they too may be brought to court. From BBC:
Chief Justice Ahmad Fairuz commented that hugging and kissing might be "acceptable in England", but he said it was open to question whether Malaysians took the same view.

But a warning from the couple's lawyer that tourists could find themselves hauled up before the courts prompted Kuala Lumpur's mayor to play down the ruling.

Mayor Roslin Hassan told the BBC that officials would simply advise people rather than arrest them if their behaviour was inappropriate.

He says holding hands is OK, but couples should not kiss too passionately in public.
You cannot kiss and hug your loved one in public in Malaysia but you can kiss a cobra 51 times in Genting. What the fuck!

13 comments:

cowlyn said...

>You cannot kiss and hug your loved one in public in Malaysia but you can kiss a cobra 51 times in Genting.

Hahahahaha!!!!

primus said...

n u tot singapore is bad.

Shy said...

They should clarify what is 'behaving indecently'. To most people kissing and hugging in public is norm but to some ultra conservative freaks,they are not.

Anonymous said...

It is time for countries to get rid of their stupid laws!

Myra Leong said...

Isn't Msia a muslim country? You cannot hanky panky in a muslim country.

SIM said...

The guy who kissed the cobra 51 times in public should be jailed because he is kissing the cobra against its will.

Kissing a cobra is also dangerous. Surely the msian gahmen do not want others to follow what this guy is doing.

Jail him!

Mr Big said...

primus: Haha ya man.. and we in Singapore complain about government banning podcast during elections, etc.

friskodude said...

IZ,

Great post!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Malaysia BOLEH!

three said...

i bet the french will die there

Giselle Loh said...

Things like this makes me appreciate Singapore more.

GeekGod said...

I just can't imagine hugging and kissing in countries like Saudi Arabia or Iran.

I think over there, they will chop off you tongue and hands.

Anonymous said...

At Bali, you are not allowed to chew the gum. they will jail you for long time and impossible to go home. Stupid, eh? Better not to vacation Bali, Malaysia and few countries that has stupidest strict laws... Best way to avoid that place.

i bet the english will die there

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