When travelling in foreign lands it is a good idea not to make the locals mad. A lesson learned, perhaps, by four backpackers who today pleaded guilty to committing “obscene act in a public place” in a Malaysian courtroom.
The court heard that the nudists challenged each other to take off their clothes in the chilly mountain air, ignoring the protestations of their guide. The men stripped off completely while the women went topless.
The pictures were posted online and widely shared, angering many in Malaysia. Indecent exposure is frowned upon in a country where the majority are Muslims.