Monday, August 14, 2017

ICV 27 - Speaker 32: Tony Burton

The title of Tony's paper was Budgie Smuggling and Flag Mayhem in Malaysia.

Burton gave an entertaining talk about an incident in Malaysia where nine over-exuberant Australian sports fans celebrated by stripping down to Speedos depicting the Malaysian national flag and created an international incident resulting in their arrest.

Although Malaysia is next door to Australia and Thailand, it is a predominantly Muslim nation with strict dress codes.  For instance women visiting this country are obliged to wear a head scarf, Muslim or not.  Thus you can imagine the consequences of a nearly nude Speedo flag of Malaysia display might incur.  

(additional contribution from Ted Kaye)

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