Bikinis are now legit on Bali beachesOctober 17th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 17 (ANI): Indonesian lawmakers have given a green signal to bikinis in the mainly Muslim country.
After months of in-depth consultations the experts came to the conclusion.
The news will ease off the load on Indonesia’’s lucrative tourism industry, which has expressed concern over a new anti-pornography Bill being pushed by conservative Muslim parties.
“Tourists will be able to wear bikinis in special tourist areas, such as in Bali, so Indonesia’’s tourism industry won”t be hurt by this legislation,” News.com.au quoted Democrat Party lawmaker Husein Abdul Azis, as saying.
“We are listening to the protests of stakeholders and people at large,” he added, referring to fears the tourism industry would suffer if bikinis were criminalized, Azis added. (ANI)
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