Friday, July 26, 2013
Four Muslim finalists might compete...
PETALING JAYA: The four Muslim finalists who were dropped from the Miss Malaysia World pageant may be allowed to compete following a review by the Federal Territories Islamic Department (Jawi).
Director of Jawi Datuk Che Mat Che Ali confirmed that he had an official meeting with Datuk Anna Lim, the pageant organiser of Miss Malaysia World 2013 yesterday to discuss the possibility of Muslim girls competing in beauty pageants.
“I have not made a decision yet. But I will be announcing the decision to the public sometime next week,” said Che Mat during a brief phone call with the Star Online.
This year’s Miss World finals will take place in neighbouring Indonesia. Lim said that Muslim contestants in Indonesia are allowed to compete in the pageant.
She said that Muslim contestants won’t be required to wear bikinis and instead they’ll be wearing sarongs.