GEORGE TOWN – Five of the 15 people who allegedly participated in a nudist event at a beach in Penang were remanded at the George Town magistrate’s court today, as the probe into the case continues.
Police were granted a three-day remand order against the suspects, who shielded their faces as they emerged from the courtroom today.
They were escorted by police personnel into a waiting van before being whisked away.
Two of the women were both dressed in purple lock-up overalls, while two of the men were dressed in black trousers and T-shirts.
The fifth person, a bespectacled male, was clad in shorts, sports shoes and a Hong Kong marathon T-shirt.
It was understood that four of them were Malaysians and the fifth person is a Singaporean.
A police source said that the trio turned themselves in at the district police headquarters in Balik Pulau on Saturday.
Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Lai Fah Hin declined to comment on the matter and said that SDCP Abdul Rahim will hold a press conference soon.
It was reported that 18 so-called naturists, including six women, were caught on video while taking part in a series of nude activities on May 31, which were dubbed as the Penang Nude Sports Games 2014.
The five minute video showed the participants naked on the beach in Teluk Kampi while taking part in activities such as body painting, a relay race and a group catwalk.
Nine out of the 18 nudists also stayed overnight at an orchard in Balik Pulau, moving about naked.
SDCP Abdul Rahim had said that from June 6 to 8, the same nine people were in Pattaya for a nude party, which saw the participation of nudists from 30 different nationalities.