Monday, June 25, 2018

Tourists caught dancing at mosque

Source Website: http://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/sabah-government-take-action-against-tourists-caught-dancing-mosque
By The Star/Asia News Network, Asiaone, Sunday, 24 June 2018


Tourists have been temporarily barred from visiting the iconic City Mosque here following a viral video of two women acting inappropriately.
PHOTO: Tourists have been temporarily barred from visiting the iconic City Mosque here following a viral video of two women acting inappropriately.
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KOTA KINABALU - Sabah's Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry is taking measures to identify the tourists caught dancing disrespectfully in a viral video taken in front of the City Mosque here.

Assistant minister Assafal Alian said, in a statement, that their actions were outrageous and disrespectful, especially as it was done at a place of worship.

"The actions of these tourists at a religious structure show the lack of respect to our Muslim worshippers as well as the hospitality extended to them," he said.



My first time inside a mosque.
PHOTO: "My first time inside a mosque. They are very strict with the way you dress. No showing any skin! Most of them wear a 'Hijab' on their head and 'Abaya' to cover their body. (Like the one I'm wearing above) You can rent it out if you don't have any."
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Assafal said the ministry will not treat this matter lightly as Sabah is a multi-racial and multi-religious state.

Assafal said Sabah will not stand and do nothing although similar incidents involving tourists happen everywhere in the world.

"Once we identify the nationalities of the people involved, strong action will be taken against them and the operator of the group," he added.



The Kinabalu Park is a popular tourist destination because it is a UNESCO Heritage Site.

PHOTO: The Kinabalu Park is a popular tourist destination because it is a UNESCO Heritage Site. It surrounds Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia.
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He said everyone needed to work together to ensure that visitors enjoy their stay in Sabah, and show their respect for local cultures, beliefs and the people here.

"The ministry will continue to engage tour operators and stakeholders regularly, including owners of tourist attractions in Sabah, and in particular sensitive areas like religious buildings and sacred places," Assafal said.

"We also plan to introduce a maximum capacity at tourism attractions - including places of worship - to allow a smooth flow between worshippers and visitors going the area," he added.



Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre: Promoting Conservation through Education and Restoration.
PHOTO: Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre: Promoting Conservation through Education and Restoration. Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah and the hub of tourism in Malaysian Borneo. Visitors from around the world use KK as the center point for visiting variety of attractions Sabah has to offer including biologically rich islands, and national parks.
Picture posted by Chinthaka on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 at 11:00 AM - Likas Mangroves

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By The Star/Asia News Network, Asiaone, 24 June 2018



Reference
[1] The Star/Asia News Network, Asiaone, Sabah government to take action against tourists caught dancing at mosque, posted on Sunday, 24 June 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/sabah-government-take-action-against-tourists-caught-dancing-mosque