Tourism body apologises for scantily clad women in New Year show

Tourism body apologises for scantily clad women in New Year show
January 03 15:38 2018

The Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation has apologised for scantily clad women who performed during a New Year show organised by the government, after criticism from an Islamist group.

The show, which was broadcast live on state media and attended by President Abdulla Yameen and the first lady, attracted a backlash on social media for showing the dancers and the female host.

Critics also claimed the show was inappropriate for family-friendly viewing in the 100 percent Muslim country.

In a statement released Tuesday, MITDC said they believed the dancers were not dressed appropriately for the occasion, and that they would pay more attention to ensure they followed social, cultural and religious standards.

The Islamist group, Jamiyathul Salaf, has filed a complaint about the show to the Maldives Broadcasting Commission.

The group said it would take additional action if necessary, Miadhu reported Wednesday.

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2 Comments

  1. MissIndia
    January 03, 23:07 #1 MissIndia

    I don’t understand why Indian dance groups waste their time accepting contracts from ‘100% muslim’ countries with ultra conservative mindsets.
    I hope film crews from Bollywood will also give Maldives a miss in 2018 and film in countries where there is less of this religious claptrap. I’m tired of the same old crap from the Islamist groups. It doesn’t take much to offend them.
    Next time you dimwits need a celebration, forget about the song and dance, just drop to your knees and pray.

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  2. dooky
    January 09, 22:48 #2 dooky

    He He He just a few days ago South Indian film stars over 300 went to Malaysia to beg for their headquarters construction funds.

    What else will beggers do?

    Show dollars to poverty Indians they will show anything.

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