Saturday, May 14, 2011

Beach Blanket Jihad

The Jakarta Post reports there's been a bit of a kerfuffle re an island beach party:
Police will deploy extra security measures for a so-called Bikini Beach Party on Bintan in Riau Islands on Saturday that will be broadcast by Fashion TV, following protests from hard-line Muslim groups.
Police said the theme of the event did not violate the anti-pornography law as alleged by opponents.
Bintan Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Dwi Sulistiyono told The Jakarta Post on Friday that the event, which would be held at the Nirwana Garden Resort in the Lagoi International Tourism Zone, would go on as scheduled.
“In response to objections by a number of groups, the police will increase security for this events,” Dwi said.
He added that it was normal for people to wear bikinis on the beach.
“Furthermore, we were told that the event is not open to the public. The large signboards [advertising the party] are just to enliven the event,” he said.
Dwi added 100 police officers would be deployed at the event...
Well, that's one way to help ensure that the beach bombshells aren't the kind that blow up.

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