Nudist group also stripped in durian orchard, police say

Abdul Rahim (middle) said two participants of the event have turned themselves in. — The Malay Mail pic

NIBONG TEBAL, Aug 15 — The group behind the "Penang Nude Sports Games" at the National Park here in May had organised another nudist event at a durian orchard on the next day, said Penang police chief Datuk Wira Abdul Rahim Hanafi.

Aside from the second session at a homestay in Balik Pulau, he said group had also travelled to Pattaya, Thailand for another nude event.

"Nine out of the 18 people who participated in the nude sports games took part in the second event at the durian orchard," he said at a press conference here.

A video clip of the first event, where about 18 people were filmed participating in events like body painting and outdoor activities on a secluded beach in the nude at the Penang National Park, went viral recently leading to a huge uproar.

The event is believed to be held on May 31 this year at a secluded beach in Teluk Kampi at the park in Teluk Bahang here.

Abdul Rahim said two participants of the event have turned themselves in.

"A 40-year-old who's a Malaysian and a 30-year-old Singaporean had given their statements at the Southwest district police headquarters on Wednesday," he said.

He said the police is still looking for 11 others who took part in the event.

Seven out of 18 who took part in the event were Malaysians.

The others were four Singaporeans, two Myanmar nationals and one each from the Philippines and India.

The case is being investigated under Section 509 of the Penal Code for gestures intended to insult the modesty of a person which carries a jail sentence of up to five years or fine or both upon conviction.