A man takes pictures of a woman with tattoos during the International Malaysia Tattoo Expo in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP

‘Half-naked parades’ at Malaysia tattoo show leave officials outraged

  • The Tattoo Malaysia Expo over the weekend drew participants from 35 countries and was supported by the government
  • But officials said it violated its standards when pictures of partly naked, heavily inked participants were shared online
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A man takes pictures of a woman with tattoos during the International Malaysia Tattoo Expo in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
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Caned for gay sex: Malaysian men’s punishment condemned by rights group

  • Authorities found out about the private event by monitoring messages between the men, then sent 50 officers to detain them, according to a rights group
  • Activists say there is a worsening climate for LGBT communities in the Muslim-majority country, which has harsh punishments for same-sex ties
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