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Miss World Joins 100 Women Season on the BBC!
07 October 2013
Miss World Megan Young will be taking part in a BBC Series which looks at the challenges, risks and opportunities that women face in the 21st Century. The ‘100 Women Season’ will be a month long schedule of reports and programmes on the BBC’s global network of TV, radio and online media.
Megan will be taking part in the 100 women’s conference on the 25th of October, held at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London, joining 99 other women from around the world with a plethora of backgrounds and personalities.
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Published on Sep 29, 2013
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Don’t ever looked down on Filipino’s or Anyone because they don’t deserve it!. They worked hard for their family , No matter what job they do , they work for their family, so don’t judge!
This video is dedicated to all the Filipino’s out there,
to our Newly Crowned Miss World 2013 Megan Young , Congratulations🙂
Your are so beautiful
We are so proud😀
Go Philippines :D!!
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Published on Oct 4, 2013
Miss World tour of London and her first thoughts as the New Miss World! You can view her online diary from this Monday, which she will update regularly, giving you an insight into the life of Miss World!
Video: Miss World 2013 Megan Young – Hello London!
Video: Miss World 2013 Megan Young Interview with BBC News
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CONGRATULATORY TWEETS CONTINUE FOR MEGAN YOUNG!
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@JosephineKaye19 philippines are soo proud to you miss, megan young… you make us proud..∩_∩
@markky0520 @meganbata we miss you Megan.. Can’t wait to welcome you home
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Published on Jul 28, 2013
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Director : James Muleta
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Line Producer: Reg Ragojos
Production Designer: Bea Banez
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Saludo (Official Music Video)
Video: Megan Young – Miss World 2013 Top Model – Miss Philippines
This is Devina deviva, who called Miss World, Megan Young, a maid.
Her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Devina-deviva/121586104683055
This is the hate page
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Filipinos Unite to Demand Apology from Devina Sharma – Dediva
Netizens slam FB user for calling Megan Young ‘maid’
MANILA, Philippines – After only a few hours online, a “hate page” devoted to a Facebook user who allegedly posted racist comments against Miss World Megan Young has gained almost 9,000 likes.
Filipino netizens are now campaigning against a Facebook user who called Young a “maid” and her win as Miss World a “joke.”
Blog sites have been abuzz in the last several hours, posting the girl’s comments against Filipinos and Miss Philippines, while her name has been the number one trending topic on Twitter.
“Miss Philippines is Miss World? What a joke! I did not know those maids have anything else in them Ha Ha Ha,” said one screen-captured post.
The Singapore-based woman, who will not be named in this article, also responded to people defending Filipinos by saying that “[Filipino women] are poor, smelly from cleaning toilets, and uneducated.”
The post, which has reportedly been deleted, had received thousands of shares and hundreds of comments.
In the thread, the woman defended her opinion, saying “[Filipinos] are less privileged everywhere! [I am] surprised one can win. What a joke those people cleaning our toilets won Miss World.”
International Business Times
Racist Says Miss Philippines Megan Young Winning the Miss World Crown ‘Shocking and Dumb’; Another Megan Young Bashed in Twitter [PHOTOS]
By Riza Ornos | October 2, 2013 9:34 AM EST
After winning the elusive Miss World Crown, Miss Philippines Megan Young was bashed by a certain Devina DeDiva who made racist comments about the newly crowned queen. She posted a status in her Facebook account ranting about why Miss Philippines won the crown and think it’s a joke.
“Miss Philippines is Miss World? What a joke! I did not know those maids have anything else in them Ha Ha Ha,” reads her FB status.
As of this post, there are 7,788 likes for Haters of Devina Dediva Facebook page.
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Miss World 2013 – Official Crowning of Megan Young!
Miss World 2013 – Exclusive Coverage – Day 4 – Tanah Lot Temple – Extended
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U.S. PROTESTS MISS WORLD RESULTS
Bali, Indonesia – The United States was aiming for the “grand slam” at this year’s Miss World beauty pageant, focused on winning the crown to add to the Miss Universe title won earlier this year by Miss U.S.A. Olivia Culpo.
Olivia Jordan (yes, another Olivia), U.S.A.’s entry to this pretigious pageant held over the weekend in the Indonesian resort of Bali, made it to the top 10 contestants during Saturday’s finals, but not to the top 5.
Less than 24 hours after the pageant finals, the U.S. filed a formal protest with the Miss World pageant organizers, saying that Young should be credited as a U.S. entry as well. Young was born in the United States to an American father and Filipina mother, but moved at age 10 to the Philippines where she is currentlly a model, actress and television host.
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#AskMegan: Miss World Ph 2013 Megan Young
MISS Philippines Crowned MISS WORLD 2013, Bali Indonesia – 9/28/2013
Miss World 2013 Q – A – Megan Young Miss Philippines
MEGAN YOUNG – PHILIPPINES – IS MISS WORLD 2013!
28 September 2013
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PHILIPPINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Megan Young Takes The Crown!!!!!!!!!!
and welcome to the stage, Miss World 2012, Wenxia Yu! its getting close to the time where we crown our NEW Miss World!! Moments Away!
So we have our 6 finalists, the tension is moiunting, we are about 30 minutes away from crowning Miss World 2013!!
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10. GhanaAll scores back to ZERO – Over to the judges.Dont forget we still have the wildcard People’s Choice Vote to come, lots of activity on the app in the closing hours, who will claim a place in the last 5 (or 6!) Live Tweets here https://twitter.com/MissWorldLtd
By Gde Putra Wicaksana (AFP) – 12 minutes ago
Nusa Dua — Hundreds of Islamic hardliners in Indonesia held a mass prayer session Saturday to express their opposition to Miss World, just before the final of the pageant began on Bali after weeks of protests.
Heavily armed police, some with sniffer dogs, and water cannons were protecting the final venue, as the 129 contestants prepared for the end of the three-week pageant on the resort island, to be broadcast around the world.
Almost 700 police are deployed across Bali to provide security for Miss World, backed by traditional Balinese security personnel wearing sarongs and armed with daggers, according to police.
Adding to security concerns, the American, British and Australian embassies have said the pageant could be targeted by extremists, a chilling warning on an island where bombings in 2002 killed more than 200 people.
However, Nana Putra, executive director of the event’s broadcaster and organiser MNC, told AFP that there had so far been no security concerns.
LIVESTREAM UPDATE: Watch the live telecast of Miss World 2013 HERE. However, don’t be surprised that you can’t log on: every link has too many viewers@
The Miss World Final will be on the evening of the 28th of September 2013! http://www.missworld.com/Contestants/
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CHALLENGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
The contestants were assembled and the results were revealed for Top Model, Sports, Multimedia, Beach Fashion, and Beauty with a Purpose!
MULTIMEDIA: 5th – MALAYSIA – Melinder Bhullar
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THE MISS WORLD CONTEST moves from Jakarta to Bali due to protests!
However, will it be safe and secure?
Read the report, and watch the video of extremists demonstrating against the ‘whore’ contest!
*Miss World 2013 Extremists threaten to wreck ‘whore contest’ as final relocates to Bali
Miss World 2013: Extremists threaten to wreck ‘whore contest’ as final relocates to Bali
The government has moved the competition from the capital Jakarta to the Hindu-majority island in the face of …
THE FINALE IS ON SATURDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2013
Enjoy the highlights of the competition so far in the build up to the live telecast!
Miss Malaysia is 5th for MULTIMEDIA!
5th – MALAYSIA – Melinder Bhullar
Challenge Winners Announced!
27 September 2013
That’s right folks!
With just over 24 hours until the Miss World Final begins, the judges finished pouring over all of the tremendous work our contestants have been doing and announced the WINNERS of the FIVE remaining major Challenge Events!
The contestants were assembled and the results were revealed for Top Model, Sports, Multimedia, Beach Fashion, and Beauty with a Purpose!
Here are the results!
WINNER – PHILIPPINES – MEGAN YOUNG
WINNER – NETHERLANDS – JACQUELINE STEENBEEK
WINNER – BRAZIL – SANCLER FRANTZ
|5th – PHILIPPINES – Megan Young|
WINNER – INDIA – NAVNEET DHILLON
|2nd – THAILAND – Kanyaphak Phokesomboon||3rd – NEPAL – Ishani Shrestha|
|4th – PHILIPPINES – Megan Young||5th – MALAYSIA – Melinder Bhullar|
Beauty with a Purpose
WINNER – NEPAL – ISHANI SHRESTHA
So We have our top 10 Top Models!
With Miss World – Japan.
High Security for Miss World in Bali after Jakarta protest move
September 26, 2013
BALI is in a state of high security with warnings that extremists are continuing with plans to attack the Miss World Pageant, which will crown its winner in Nusa Dua on Saturday night.
From Indonesian capital Jakarta to cities on Sumatra island and Borneo, thousands have joined protests across the Indonesian archipelago, denouncing Miss World as “pornography” and a “whore contest” and burning effigies of the organisers.
Indonesia to host Miss World final despite Muslim anger
By Gde Putra Wicaksana
Published September 25, 2013
Nusa Dua (Indonesia) (AFP) – The Miss World final takes place on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday after weeks of protests from Muslim hardliners and warnings that extremists could attack the pageant.
Police and Balinese security personnel, wearing traditional sarongs and armed with daggers, will be out in force on the Hindu-majority island as the beauty queens take to the stage.
A total of 129 contestants will parade in the glittering finale of the three-week event, which will be broadcast to more than 180 countries.
Adding to concerns, the American, British and Australian embassies have said that radicals could attack the pageant, a chilling warning on an island where bombings in 2002 killed more than 200 people, most of them foreign tourists.
Entertainment and Stars
Miss World 2013: Host Country’s Contestant Takes the Lead in Beauty Pageant [PHOTOS]
As the 63rd edition of Miss World beauty pageant is nearing its finale, contestant from its host country, Indonesia, has come ahead in several contests.
Miss Indonesia 2013, Vania Larissa, is leading in most of the award categories at the Miss World 2013 pageant, which is taking place in Bali.
Besides vying for the coveted crown at Miss World finale on 28 September, the 130 contestants of the pageant are competing for a number of distinct awards, including Beach Fashion, Top Model, Sports and Fitness, Beauty with a Purpose, Talent Competition and the World Fashion Designer Award.
Vania Larissa of Indonesia has already won the Talent Competition and she is among the top eleven contestants of the Beach Fashion round as well. Moreover, it is widely predicted that the 17-year-old Indonesian beauty queen will make it to the top 15 of Beauty with a Purpose contest, one of the most anticipated contests of the Miss World pageant.
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#MissWorld 2013 Profiling Shots @ the Ayodya, Bali
International Business Times
Miss World 2013: Contestants Celebrate World Peace Day
The World Peace Gong is a symbol of world peace. It was made in Jepara,Indonesia. The contestants will be visiting the Bali World Peace Gong[MissWorld.com]
Miss World contestants celebrated world peace day on 21 September 2013, International World Peace Day.
The day, first celebrated in 1982, is intended to encourage the elimination of war and violence.
To mark the day, a peace bell made of coins donated by children from all continents except Africa is rung at the UN headquarters in New York.
NO SIGN OF MISS WORLD MALAYSIA!
International Business Times
Miss World 2013: Top Contestants of Talent Competition Revealed [PHOTOS]
The final contestants of Talent Competition of the Miss World 2013 pageant have been revealed.
The 12 finalists, who will take part in the talent finale to be held live in Bali on 22 September, are the contestants from the countries – Australia, British Virgin Islands, Indonesia, Ukraine, Wales, Trinidad and Tobago, Slovakia, Cameroon, Canada, Hong Kong China, Dominica and Panama.
Singing at the finale: Miss Australia, Miss British Virgin Islands, Miss Indonesia, Miss Ukraine and Miss Wales.
Miss World 2013 Indonesia, Vania Larissa, rehearses during final round of Talent Competition. She is one of the finalists of talent contest. (Miss World Organisation)
Miss Trinidad and Tobago, and Miss Cameroon will perform with their drums, and Miss Slovakia with her violin.
Dancing at the finale: Miss Canada, Miss Hong Kong China, Miss Dominica and Miss Panama.
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Bali has been attacked by Islamic militants before, most notably in 2002 when bombings on the resort island killed 202 people, many of them foreigners.
However, Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population, has waged a crackdown on militant groups over the past decade and has succeeded in dismantling key networks.
ABS CBS news.com
Embassies in Indonesia warn of Miss World attack threat
JAKARTA – Embassies in Indonesia are warning their nationals that extremists may attack the Miss World beauty pageant on the resort island of Bali after a series of hardline Muslim protests.
The United States, British and Australian embassies have in recent days all issued warnings.
“The embassy has received information that extremist groups may be planning to disrupt the Miss World pageant being held in Bali from September 8 to 28, potentially through violent means,” said the US embassy in Jakarta in a statement.
It added that “extremist groups may also be planning to attack the event”
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Miss World 2013 Top 15 Dark Horses
Published on Aug 27, 2013
1.Puerto Rico: she was a victim of bullying in school because of her teeth and her been surgery extirpate four lumps in her breast, her mother abandoned her and her father since divorced when she was three years old. A medical student..
2. Indonesia: Her projects are to train choir and teaching English for children of visually impaired. She is a Gospel singer.
Miss World 2013 Top 15 Dark Horses
Published on Feb 23, 2013
Vania riveting jury showed her skills when singing seriosa. She brought the German-language song composed by legendary composer Mozart. The girl born in Pontianak, 18 November 1995 has previously successfully won achievements as a champion of “Indonesia’s Got Talent” in 2010.
MISS WORLD 2013 – INDONESIA TALENT (VANIA LARISSA)
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Miss Uzbekistan ‘imposter’ at Miss World 2013
Now reports have surfaced that the troubled pageant has an imposter in its midst. Eighteen-year-old Rahima Ganieva has been claiming to be Miss Uzbekistan, however officials from the Uzbek Culture and Sports Ministry and the National Committee on Women have said she is an imposter. Uzbekistan, a majority Muslim country, reportedly does not hold a national beauty contest.
Miss World show goes on – in Bali
THE Miss World 2013 pageant officially started this week with a colourful and cosmopolitan show that saw the beauties flood the stage in bright traditional Indonesian wear.
Silk dresses, skirts and jackets in orange, pink, gold and a multitude of other colours turned the stage in Nusa Dua, Bali, into a festival of colour.
While the contestants smiled their way through the beginning of the month-long pageant, the tight security betrayed the tension that has marred Miss World since the government of Indonesia decided to move the finals to Bali.
Meanwhile, early favourites among the contestants have emerged after this week’s ceremonies.
One of them is Miss Philippines Megan Young.
The gorgeous brunette has websites and blogs dedicated to her awesomeness, with more and more reader polls and votes coming in for her.
Blonde and beautiful Miss Brazil Sancler Frantz is hot on her heels with her sultry pout.
Miss World 2013: Megan Young Makes it to Top 15 ‘Beauty with A Purpose,’ Will Dance Solo on Coronation Night
Posted on September 15, 2013 | 9:16 AM
Aside from Megan Young of the Philippines, the other girls who took part in charity projects which made impact to this year’s Miss World were Misses Spain, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Denmark, USA, Australia, Kosovo, Malaysia, Mexico, Belarus, Turkey and Vietnam.
Megan Young scores solo dance spot at Miss World finals
MANILA — The Philippines’ Megan Young has added another feather to her cap, this time as one of the few contestants who will perform a dance from their respective countries at the culminating event of Miss World in Indonesia.
“We rehearsed for Dances of the World. I’m proud to say that I was chosen to showcase my dance from the Philippines! I’ll be showcasing a dance called Singkil. I am very, very happy because I get to share this Filipino-Muslim dance to the WORLD,” Young said.
Originating from Lanao del Sur, the Singkil is a popular Maranao dance whose name is derived from the bells worn on the ankles of a Muslim princess. The performance is said to recount the epic legend of “Darangan.”
The following video is from last year.
Dances of the World 2012
Miss World 2013 – Malaysia – Contestant Introduction
11th September Visit to the Mother Temple of Besakih
Click on the links for photos!
1. 11th September Visit to the Mother Temple of Besakih (79 photos)
The FPI (Islamic Defenders Front) is a hardline Islamist group.
FPI Miss World Rally Stopped at East Java Port
By Jakarta Globe on 5:12 pm September 14, 2013.
Hundreds of Bali-bound members of the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) found themselves stuck in Banyuwangi, East Java, on Saturday as female police officers — backed by nearly a 1,000 members of the National Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) — blockaded the entrance to the port.
The Islamist group planned to take a ferry to Bali to protest the Hindu-majority island’s hosting of the controversial Miss World beauty pageant. The organization claimed the pageant, which was moved to Bali amid protests, ran counter to conservative Muslim values.
“Bali is part of Indonesia, and Indonesia is a Muslim-majority country,” East Java FPI chair Haidar bin al-Hamid told the Indonesian newspaper Tempo.
Less than 200 people showed up on Saturday. Those who did arrive at the port were welcomed by nearly a thousand members of the Brimob and the East Java Police.
The Islamists reportedly attempted to enter the port, but police refused to break ranks.
East Java Police declined to grant the group a protest permit…
The hard-liners then cancelled their plans and reconvened at the Banyuwangi train station for lunch…Afterwards they piled into two buses and 17 cars and headed back home.
THE MYSTERY OF MISS WORLD UZBEKISTAN
Miss World 2013 – Uzbekistan – Contestant Introduction
So, Miss Uzbekistan, how DID you qualify for Miss World . . . from a Muslim country that holds no such contest?
As beauty queens go, Miss Uzbekistan ticks all the boxes
She’s pretty, sporty, loves to travel, has musical talent and has brains to boot (she says she likes to read Chekhov, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy).
And after she’s competed at the Miss World final in Indonesia later this month, 18-year-old Rakhima Ganieva wants to graduate from university and become a lawyer.
But there is a glaring omission from her perfect CV – Uzbekistan has no idea who she is. The predominantly Muslim country doesn’t even hold a Miss Uzbekistan contest.
Officials at the Uzbek Culture and Sports Ministry and the National Committee on Women said yesterday that anyone laying claim to the nation’s beauty crown was an imposter.
The New York Times
Miss World Finals in Doubt After Indonesian Protests
By JOE COCHRANE
Published: September 9, 2013
JAKARTA — The finals of the annual Miss World pageant are in jeopardy following a decision by the Indonesian government to relocate the competition because of opposition from radical Islamic groups, with local organizers saying Monday that it might not be possible to move the globally televised event on short notice.
Nana Putra, project director for programming and production at MNC, the Indonesian media conglomerate that is organizing the 63rd annual competition, said that logistically it was probably not possible to relocate the upcoming segments and grand finale to Bali given the shortage of time. She noted that many banquet facilities and hotel rooms had already been booked for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting, which will be held in Bali early next month and attended by President Barack Obama of the United States, President Xi Jinping of China and numerous other world leaders.
“The pageant has different programs, and that requires booking venues, rooms, equipment far in advance,” Ms. Nana said, adding that organizers had been working on hosting the competition since 2010. “It’s just difficult for us to change all these things that we were preparing for a long time. We cannot just change it overnight.”
Government officials said Saturday the entire three-week contest would be held on Bali, where it opened Sunday after days of protests by radicals, who denounced the pageant as “pornographic” and “smut”.
Miss World organisers say Bali final ‘impossible’
Last updated on 10 September 2013 – 06:32pm
JAKARTA (Sept 10, 2013): Miss World organisers said Tuesday it would be “impossible” to stage the final in Bali, vowing to petition Indonesian authorities to move the event back to Java after it was switched in the face of radical Muslim protests.
As hundreds more demonstrators took to the streets demanding the contest be scrapped, organisers said they hoped to persuade officials this week to reverse their decision to shift the whole show to the Hindu-majority resort island.
“I think people can appreciate how complex it would be to move everything to Bali,” Nana Putra, executive director of organiser and broadcaster MNC Group, told AFP.
“Just getting the venue and all the accommodation is impossible with APEC here,” she said, referring to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit at the start of October. The final takes place on September 28.
Some of the later rounds were originally due to take place in and around the capital Jakarta, including the final which was to be staged in a massive convention centre near the city in West Java province.
Published on Sep 8, 2013
New for 2013. Discover more of Miss World with exclusive behind the scenes coverage following the contestants during their time in Bali. Gwendoline Ruais (Philippines 2011) and Jennifer Reoch (Scotland 2011) will be presenting throughout Miss World 2013 bringing you more coverage than ever before!
The contestants enjoy a Beach Party!
Miss World 2013 – Exclusive Coverage – Day 5 – Beach Party
130 contestants Miss World 2013 (Opening Ceremony-8 Sept 2013)
Opening Show Miss World Indonesia Part 4
The beautiful ladies carry on looking beautiful while the angry women demonstrate!
Miss World opens in Bali after Muslim hard-liner protests
The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant has opened after protests by Muslim hard-liners confined the event to Indonesia’s predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali.
Miss World opens in Indonesia after protests
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant opened Sunday after protests by Muslim hard-liners confined the event to Indonesia’s predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali.
The opening ceremony, which was televised to 186 countries, featured Bali’s Kecak dance and a parade of all 131 contestants.
Click on this link to look at the photos!
International Business Times
Miss World 2013: Contestants Learn Indonesian Dance for Pageant Finale [PHOTOS]
By Sanskrity Sinha :
The Miss World 2013 contestants have been learning a traditional Indonesian dance that they will perform on stage at Sentul International Convention Center in Jakarta, on the pageant’s final day.
At the final of the Miss World 2013 pageant, a total of 131 contestants will perform the sandalwood fan dance, the traditional Indonesian dance in which dancers hold a kipas cendana (a traditional round-shaped fan) while performing.
The organiser, MNC media group, said it was not possible to cancel the contest or move the venue, and said the government had given assurances that it would provide security and protection for the event.
Indonesians protest over Miss World contest
Organisers say event will go on as scheduled this weekend in Bali, after protests in several cities across country
- theguardian.com, Thursday 5 September 2013 14.22 BST
Women protest in Jakarta over the staging of the Miss World contest in Indonesia. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters
Indonesian Muslim hardliners have resumed protests against the Miss World pageant as organisers said the event would go on as scheduled this weekend on the resort island of Bali.
In Jakarta, the capital, about 1,000 members of the hardline Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia rallied outside the building housing the local organiser of the contest.
Chanting “Allah akbar” (God is great), the protesters, mostly women, waved banners reading “Miss World Culture Liberalisation Campaign” and “Reject Miss World”.
There were also protests in the Sumatran cities of Medan and Pekanbaru, and in Makassar, in Sulawesi. Protesters gathered at council buildings, calling on the government to revoke the permit for the contest.
Free Malaysia Today
Miss World contest in Muslim Indonesia
The organisers said they had the support of the Indonesian government and would not use anything that is against religious and cultural values, including a bikini contest.
By Arno Maierbrugger
JAKARTA: Despite protest from Muslim clerics and even severe threats against the organisers of the Miss World beauty pageant, the contest will go ahead in September as planned in Bali and the conference town of Sentul, Bogor near Jakarta.
The affirmative statement came from Syafril Nasution, corporate affairs director for RCTI, the organiser and official broadcaster of the event.
He said that RCTI has the support of the government and is not planning to make use of anything that is against religious and cultural values, including a bikini contest which has been cancelled.
All of the more than 130 contestants will be required to wear Bali’s traditional long sarongs instead of the sexy bikinis that are historically part of the competition.
Muslim clerics have said that the contest was “haram” and “not part of Indonesia’s customs”.
he clerics argued that even though the bikini round has been cancelled, the contestants would still be wearing body hugging clothes and gowns which will expose parts of their bodies.
Such exposure was against Muslim teaching, they said.
This report first appeared in http://www.investvine.com
Indonesia to host Miss World despite Muslim Council objection
The Miss World beauty pageant will go ahead in Indonesia next month despite objections from the country’s leading Islamic federation, an organizer said Tuesday.
We have obtained support from the government so there are no obstacles,” said Syafril Nasution, corporate affairs director for RCTI, the organizer and official broadcaster of the event. “Since the beginning, we have made it clear that the event will not feature bikinis, or make use of anything that is against religious and cultural values,” he said. “So we don’t really understand why there are still objections.”
‘Miss World is anti-Muslim,’ say Indonesian clerics ahead of Bali-set show
One of the country’s most influential Islamic groups wants next month’s Miss World cancelled, saying the exposure of skin by women in a competition violates Muslim teachings.
Indonesian Ulema Council Chairman Amidan Shaberah said the council will not officially demand that the government cancel the event, but will instead recommend that it be stopped. The pageant is scheduled to be held partly on the resort island of Bali, with the final round on Sept. 28 near the capital, Jakarta.
“We are not Sharia police, we are not law enforcers,” Shaberah said, referring to authorities who enforce Islamic law. “But we suggest the government cancel it.”
Indonesian clerics call for ban of Miss World contest
JAKARTA, Indonesia One of Indonesia’s most influential Islamic groups is urging the government to cancel the Miss World pageant scheduled for next month, saying the exposure of skin by women in a competition violates Muslim teachings, an official said Monday.
A top-level meeting of clerics was held earlier this month by the Indonesian Ulema Council to respond to protests from some groups over Indonesia’s hosting of the event, even after organizers agreed to cut the bikini competition and instead outfit contestants in more conservative sarongs, council chairman Amidan Shaberah said.
“Our position is clear, we reject Indonesia being the host of Miss World,” Shaberah said. “Because exposing their bodies in a contest is against Islamic teachings.”
FINALLY, AFTER ALL THE CONTROVERSY, AND NO THANKS TO AN INTERFERER, A NEW MISS MALAYSIA WORLD 2013 IS CROWNED!
MISS MALAYSIA WORLD 2013 IS MELINDER KAUR BHULLAR!
Saturday, 03 August 2013 08:31
CONTROVERSY-FILLED Miss Malaysia World pageant finally held in KL
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – AUGUST 02: The Winner of Miss Malaysia World 2013, Melinder Kaur Bhullar (C) is flanked by the runners up during the Grand Finale on August 2, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Four Muslim women were dropped as contestants after being barred from participating due to a religious decree issued by the Malaysian Islamic National Fatwa Council Committee. The Miss World grand final will be held in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world.
The four Muslim finalists dropped from the Miss Malaysia World 2013 pageant skipped the final last night despite the organiser’s offer they attend as part of the audience.
One of them was allegedly cautioned by the religious authorities not to attend the event even in audience, which may have resulted in their non-appearance.
“They were invited to come but they didn’t appear. Maybe they were stressed, disappointed or they were afraid that the Islamic affairs department might catch them,” said Anna Lim, the pageant’s licensee and organiser.
According to her, one of the Muslim finalists, Sara Amelia Muhamad Bernard, spoke on the warning in a phone conversation three days ago.
“She wanted to come. But she told me she was called for counselling and warned not to attend the final. If she did, they would come and catch her,” said Lim, adding that the four women did not wish to create any problems.
However, she could not confirm if the warning was from the Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) or the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim).
IT’S NOT REALLY MISS MALAYSIA WORLD!
Call It ‘Miss Malaysia For Non-Malays’: Yasmin Yusuff
BY STEVEN PATRICK
Yasmin Yusuff, in an exclusive chat with Daily Chilli, said that Malay women have every chance in the world to win the Miss Universe title—if only Malaysia would allow them to participate in the pageant.
She also told us that maybe it’s time to rename the local chapter of the international pageant if Malaysian organisers are forced to deny Malay women from contesting. “The pageant should be called ‘Miss Malaysia For Non-Malays’,” she complained.
“You can’t have someone representing the country when they are not representing the country,” Yasmin added. “Malay women are very pretty and stand a chance to win Miss Universe.”
Yasmin was Miss Malaysia at the 1978 Miss Universe pageant in Acapulco, and that launched her career as an actress, singer, radio presenter, event host and a businesswoman. She now also organises the annual cancer fund-raising event, Relay For Life Celebrity Lap.
Director Elyna Effendi of the reality TV show The Next Miss Universe Malaysia, which accompanied last year’s pageant, agrees that not allowing Malay women to participate is a shame. “There are very beautiful women in Malaysia who cannot or will not participate because of certain perceptions and beliefs,” she lamented.
Four Muslim finalists were begrudgingly eliminated from the Miss Malaysia World pageant last week after religious zealots reinforced a 1996 fatwa that declared all beauty pageants “sinful”, effectively banning all Malay and Muslim women from participating in the competitions.
The religious edict, based on the dogma that Muslim women are not allowed to compromise their modesty, was issued over 17 years ago under the Administration Of Islamic Laws (FT) Act 1993.
Since the fatwa was inevitably gazetted, the four women now face the possibility of being charged under Sharia law. In 1997 the Sharia High Court in Kuala Lumpur fined two Miss Malaysia Petite contestants.
THEY BEGAN WITH 20 FINALISTS. THEY ARE DOWN TO 15.
FOUR WERE WITHDRAWN DUE TO THE FATWA.
MUSLIMS WHO ARE MODELS CAN BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF…FOR NOW.
The Sun Daily
No fatwa on models yet
Last updated on 29 July 2013 – 10:31pm
KUALA LUMPUR (July 29, 2013): The Fatwa Council that came down hard on the four Muslim women who wanted to take part in a beauty pageant has not made a decision on Muslim models yet.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the authorities would look into the matter later.
“There is no fatwa for it yet; there are specifications for attires,” he said yesterday when asked about Muslim women who model. Brushing aside the question on whether Muslim women were allowed to engage in modelling, he said the fatwa is only restricted to beauty pageants.
The Fatwa Council will discuss the issue of Muslim women’s participation in competitive gymnastics and swimming, following complaints of double standards over the fatwa (edict) barring Muslim women from joining beauty pageants.
Sinar Harian quoted Penang Mufti Hassan Ahmad as saying that the issue will be discussed in September at the three-day National Fatwa Council committee meeting.
He said there are already guidelines on entertainment, and that these can be used to discuss the involvement of Muslim women in competitive gymnastics and swimming.
“However, we will bring up the matter to the research division first to be fleshed out, before it can be turned into a fatwa,” he was quoted as saying.
He said that the standard procedure is for the issue to undergo research by the Islamic Development Department before it is discussed further by the National Fatwa Council.
The matter was raised by a former finalist of the Miss Malaysia World 2013 pageant who had to be removed as she is Muslim, due to the fatwa barring Muslim women from participating in beauty pageants.
“Why prevent us from making the country proud? If wearing tight attire is such a sin, why not ban swimming and gymnastics, too?” Sarah Amelia Bernard had asked.
THE ORGANIZERS OF MISS MALAYSIA WORLD 2013 HAD SAID THAT HE WAS SO NICE!
Well, they obviously haven’t read Shakespeare’s Hamlet, where the prince said this of his so nice uncle, “A man may smile and be a villain.”
The Federal Territories Islamic Department (Jawi) has rejected an appeal by Miss Malaysia World 2013 organisers to allow Muslims to participate in the event.
Anna Lim, pageant licensee and main organiser, said that she was informed of this by Jawi director Che Mat Che Ali by phone this afternoon.
“It is very sad. Those who make up the majority of this country won’t be able to participate,” she said when contacted.
Last Thursday, Lim (right in photo) had met Che Mat and other Jawi officials to present arguments for Muslim participation in the pageant.
Lim had told Jawi that the local leg will allow participants to opt for sports wear instead of swimsuits and that Miss World 2013 will be held in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, with some format amendments to suit local sensitivities.
Muslims banned from beauty pageants despite no bikini rule, says Jamil Khir
Malaysia will still ban Muslim women from competing in beauty pageants despite a change in the format of the Miss Malaysia World 2013 pageant, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said today.
The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department who is in charge of religious affairs said the Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) had already clarified the Muslim edict (fatwa) was not about thhe dress code for participants.
“This is not about the rule of no bikinis. The fatwa clearly states that Muslim women cannot join beauty pageants,” Jamil Khir told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today.
The National Fatwa Council still deems it haram for Muslim women to take part in beauty pageants, even if they do not parade in swimwear, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Jamil Khir Baharom says.
“The Fatwa Council did not state clothes. It said (participation in) beauty pageants is prohibited. It did not question the outfits,” Jamil told reporters this afternoon.
Jamil Khir said that the council’s decision cannot be reviewed and any individual who oppose can be charged in court for insulting Islam.
“If you oppose, we have laws and provisions (to deal with it). (The penalty) is not very heavy. (Only) two years (in jail) and a RM3,000 fine,” he said, in reference to Section 7 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) 1997.
NO, JAWI WON’T ALLOW RE-INSTATEMENT OF ANY OF THE FOUR WHO WERE FORCED TO BE WITHDRAWN. IN FACT, IT LOOKS LIKELY THAT THEY WILL PROSECUTE THEM FOR BRINGING THE RELIGION INTO DISREPUTE!
*SATURDAY, 27 JULY 2013, 10am: THESE FOUR MAY BE RECALLED TO THE COMPETITION! MAY BE…
**SATURDAY, 27 JULY 2013, 2.45pm: DOES IT LOOK LIKE JAWI IS GOING TO RELENT AND ALLOW MUSLIMS BACK INTO THE FINALS OF MISS MALAYIA WORLD 2013?
Jawi hauls up dropped beauty pageant contestants
Three more Muslims contestants who were dropped from the Miss Malaysia World beauty pageant after the Federal Territories mufti Wan Zahidi Wan The said their participation is sinful and haram, will be hauled up for questioning.
The Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Department said it will be questioning Nur Amirah Shiekh Nasir, Wafa Johanna De Korte and Kathrina Redzuan, according to a Berita Harian report today.
This comes after an initial meeting with the contest organiser Anna Lim and another contestant Sara Amelia Muhamad Bernard.
Jawi director Che Mat Che Ali said the investigation is a reminder against anyone questioning fatwas that are binding on Muslims and to protect the sanctity of Islam.
“Islam is the national religion, so do not make statements against fatwas that will affect the sensitivities of Muslims,” he was quoted saying.
Jawi meets Miss Malaysia organisers, hope beckons for 4 disqualified contestants
Four Muslim beauty queens may be called back to participate in the Miss Malaysia World 2013 pageant as the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) is reviewing the matter.
The four pageant finalists were earlier dropped from the competition after criticisms from Islamic leaders that their participation was ‘sinful’.
However, Jawi director Datuk Che Mat Ali yesterday confirmed that he had met with the organiser of the pageant – Datuk Anna Lim – to discuss the possibility of the girls being allowed to compete.
“I have not made a decision yet, but I will be announcing the decision sometime next week,” The Star quoted Che Mat as saying.
Lim also said that the four may be recalled to participae in the pageant, pending a decision by Che Mat.
“The meeting was fruitful and announcement may be made by early next week.
NOW A FIFTH HAS WITHDRAWN. Renee Tan had to pull out due to her contract with the Miss Tourism pageant – she was the Miss Malaysia Tourism 2013 first-runner-up.
While four finalists in Miss Malaysia World 2013 face the threat of an investigation by Jawi, their counterparts in Miss World Singapore 2013 face a different kind of situation!
The New Paper
Miss World Singapore contestants get lewd propositions online
Dirty offers have been made to the Miss World Singapore (MWS) 2013 finalists via their personal and MWS Facebook pages, and they are coming forward to warn young women against these sex predators.
Miss Kayla Wong (above), 19, was offered $8,000 a month to be a social escort while Miss Krizzia Sayson, 20, was offered $4,000 an hour for sex.
Both models said they were appalled by the overt sexual harassment.
But event organiser Edmund Ooi of Asia Music People said he wasn’t surprised that the MWS finalists were being propositioned for sex.
He said: “The pageant makes these women more valuable to the predators, as they see them as a prize catch as they have the title to go with it.”
Thursday, 25 July 2013 16:39
Miss World S’pore offered $ 8,000 a month to be an ESCORT
On the one hand, Jawi is reported to have launched an investigation of the four finalists said to have broken their fatwa. On the other hand, organizers of Miss Malaysia World 2013 say that they are optimistic that Muslim women might be allowed to participate in the pageant after all.
Miss Malaysia World 2013 organisers today met religious authorities and believe that Muslim women might be allowed to participate in the pageant after all.
Anna Lim, the pageant’s licensee and organiser, said Federal Territories Islamic Department (Jawi) officials have heard her arguments and will decide on the matter by Monday or Tuesday.
“They said that even if they make an announcement on Tuesday, it still wouldn’t be too late. Sounds promising isn’t it?” Lim told Malaysiakini when contacted.
See the following:
Four Muslim women had made the top 20 finalist of Miss Malaysia World 2013 but were later dropped by organisers upon request from religious authorities.
Jawi has initiated a probe against the four for allegedly insulting Islam.
Wednesday July 24, 2013 MYT 7:17:29 AM
Jawi probe against beauties
Out of the running: The four Muslim contestants who were dropped as finalists of the Miss Malaysia World Contest 2013 include (from left) Meira Sheikh, Wafa Johanna De Korte, Sara Amelia Bernard and Kathrina Ridzuan.
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) has launched an investigation against the four Muslim Miss Malaysia-World finalists as they are deemed to have insulted Islam.
Its director Datuk Che Mat Che Ali said Jawi’s enforcement unit would look into the matter following a Malay daily’s report that the girls were bent on taking part in the beauty pageant despite an edict by the National Fatwa Council prohibiting it.
“Based on the report, the participants had expressed their disappointment with the fatwa that was gazetted on Feb 8, 1996, under the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) 1993,” he said in a statement yesterday.
According to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, the fatwa explicitly states that participating, organising or contributing to any sort of beauty contest is haram (not permissible) and a sin for Muslims.
Jamil Khir maintained that there was nothing strange about the action, adding that “the fatwa is for every Muslim to observe.”
Two of the four Miss Malaysia 2013 contestants who were dropped from the contest have denied that they attempt to challenge a fatwa banning them from entering such competitions.
According to Berita Harian, Sara Amelia Muhammad Bernard said that her earlier outburst was merely her way of expressing her opinions and should not be regarded as an attempt to challenge the fatwa.
“I do not have an intention to degrade or insult Islam as I am merely giving my personal opinion. If what I say is seen as a challenge, I would like to apologise,” she told the daily.
She claimed that she does not know about the edict barring Muslims from participating in such competitions, and the organisers had only stated that for those professing Islam, they are not required to wear swimsuits.
Wafa Johanna De Korte, who have also publicly protested against her disqualification, said she will abide by the organiser’s decision despite being very disappointed that she can’t fulfil her ambition.
“I hold the view that Malays can participate but since there is a fatwa which bars Muslims from participating in it, I have to abide by it,” she said.
The Federal Territories Islamic Department (Jawi) says that the four women who became finalists in Miss Malaysia World 2013 have insulted Islam by stating they still wanted to participate.
Its enforcement division has opened an investigation paper under Section 7 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997.
Section 7 relates to “Insulting, or bringing into contempt, etc., the religion of Islam”. Upon conviction, an offender can be fined up to RM3,000, jailed up to two years or both.
The four are Katrina Ridzuan, Miera Sheikh, Wafa Johanna De Korte and Sara Amelia Muhamad Bernard.
The Federal Territories Islamic Department (Jawi) has claimed that the four Muslim women dropped from Miss Malaysia World 2013 had insulted Islam by insisting on participating.
In a press release this evening, Jawi said the participation in beauty pageants was against a fatwa (religious edict) gazetted under the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 in Feb 8, 1996.
“(The fatwa) ruled that participation or organisation or contribution in any form for the organisation of any beauty pageant is haram (forbidden) and sinful for Muslims. Thus, (their) statement is deemed to be an insult to Muslims,” read the press release.
The press release was in reaction to an article titled “Peserta Islam nekad tanding ratu cantik (Muslim participants insist on participating in pageant)” which appeared on page 13 of Berita Harian today.
The article states that all four participants – Katrina Ridzuan, Miera Sheikh, Wafa Johanna De Korte and Sara Amelia Muhamad Bernard – still wanted to participate, but only quoted Wafa Johanna and Sara Amelia.
Four face fine, jail
In view of this, Jawi said that its enforcement division has opened an investigation paper under Section 7 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997.
Section 7 relates to “Insulting, or bringing into contempt, etc., the religion of Islam”. Upon conviction, an offender can be fined up to RM3,000, jailed up to two years or both.
Miss Malaysia World shared Brian Lee‘s video
Astro, Photo & Interview of finalists of Miss Malaysia World 2013
Here is the exclusive interview and photo of all the 20 finalists of Miss Malaysia World 2013 including interview with Ms Chloe Chen – Winner of Miss Malaysia World 2011, Ms Lee Yvonne – Winner of Miss Malaysia World 2012 and finally with Dato Anna Lim, the organizer of Miss World Malaysia 2013 who herself also a Malaysian beauty queen who won the Miss Malaysia Universe 1990 and Mrs Malaysia World 2004/2005 Winner as well clip from Astro Awani.
Tuesday July 23, 2013 MYT 9:53:16 AM
Miss Malaysia World organiser and dropped finalists regret ban
PETALING JAYA: Miss Malaysia World official pageant organiser Datuk Anna Lim and the disqualified finalists are surprised and sad over the banning of Muslim girls participating in the 2013 beauty contest.
Four finalists for the Miss Malaysia World beauty pageant – Sara Amelia Bernard, Wafa Johanna De Korte, Miera Sheikh and Kathrina Ridzuan – were dropped from the competition after criticism from Federal Territory mufti Datuk Wan Zahidi Wan The that their participation was “sinful”.
“I disqualified the girls because he (Wan Zahidi) posted a comment online saying that these girls are doing something illegal and against the Muslim law,” said Lim.
“So out of respect for the religion we had to follow the rules and disqualify the four girls. However, I haven’t actually received a copy of that particular rule before,” she told The Star Online.
Lim said she had been trying to arrange for a meeting with Wan Zahidi to discuss his statement and had been unsuccessful so far but was hoping to get a favourable reply.
“If Miss World pageant can be held in Muslim countries such as Indonesia, I don’t see why it cannot be so in Malaysia,” added Lim.
A Miss Malaysia World 2013 participant has cried foul that she had been dropped because she is a Muslim, charging that the religious edict banning her from the contest was “outdated”.
In a Facebook post, Sara Amelia Bernard said that the Miss World pageant had amended its rules to allow participants to “dress modestly” to accommodate Muslim women.
In view of this, Sara Amelia (right) argued that the religious edict, issued in 1996, should not be applicable now.
“I was told that as a Muslim participant, I would not wear a bikini in the swimsuit round and instead be required to wear something more modest – either a swimsuit with pants or sports attire.
“I was also informed that the international grand finals would be held in our Muslim neighbouring country, Indonesia,” she wrote.
The competition will take place in Bali and Jakarta in September, amidst protest threats by conservative religious groups.
Sara Amelia’s thoughts on being disqualified from Miss World Malaysia 2013: http://goo.gl/HTWyOR
My thoughts on being disqualified from Miss Malaysia World because I am Muslim
I’ve always wanted to join Miss Malaysia, and was so excited to receive news that Muslim girls would be able to participate in Miss Malaysia World this year. It was finally an opportunity to show the world what true Malaysian beauty is. A beauty queen is not merely a pretty face but is intelligent, cultured, well-spoken, kind hearted, warm and friendly. She uses her title to help others and participates in various charities worldwide. The idea of working with underprievelaged children and the less fortunate motivated me deeply.
I went for the auditions where I first met the pageant organizer, Miss Malaysia Universe 1990, Datin Anna Lim. She’s the type of lady who has a smile that can light up an entire room, a real beauty queen who radiates happiness and warmth wherever she goes. I was told that as a Muslim participant, I would not wear a bikini in the swimsuit round and instead be required to wear something more modest- either a swimsuit with pants or sports attire. I was also informed there that the international grand finals would be held in our Muslim neighbouring country, Indonesia.
At the auditions, I was given an autobiography book written by Datin Anna. In it were amazing tales of her life’s adventure. It seems that we were both from Ipoh! I smiled when I flipped through the pages of photographs of her with orphaned children, cancer patients, Miss Universes’s from other nations… I was even more impressed to learn that after the competition, she studied in London and became a stock broker! In fact, she also started her own interior designing firm. A true example of beauty with brains! That night I dreamed of following in her footsteps.
The next day, I received a call informing me that I had made it into the Top 20 Finalists! I was estatic and overjoyed. A few days later I joined the other girls for a photoshoot and press launch.
Just as news that 4 Muslim girls were participants had made headlines, however, it was published that a ‘fatwa’ existed banning Muslim women in Malaysia from participating in beauty pageants. Wawa, Miera, Kathrina and I were disqualified!
Today I am saddened, disappointed and outraged that in 2013 the country’s largest ethnic race cannot participate in Miss Malaysia.
The reason why the ‘fatwa’ was created in 1996 no longer exists. Competition rules allow Muslim girls to dress modestly. Even if not, shouldn’t religion be a personal choice? The first Muslim girl won Miss World USA in 2010, and in UK similarly many years ago.
Miss world pageant isn’t about parading women to entice lust in men but to show the elegance and inner beauty of a woman since the organizations aim to help others through charities.
Why prevent us from making the country proud? If wearing tight attire is such a sin, why not ban swimming and gymnastics too?
As I type the last lines to this note, I just received a message from Datin Anna Lim who has made so much effort and braved to fight for our rights:
Please to inform you Dato’ Anna Lim has been trying to arrange for a meeting with Datuk Wan Zahidi ‘why muslim girls are illegal and sinful to participate in beauty pageants’? She wants to know which part of the Quran states that and hope to have a favourable explaination to this matter. But unfortunately her request on the meeting to discuss this matter has not be granted and no further explaination was made.
Please help our fight for justice, Malaysia. We’re standing up against discrimination as this outdated ‘fatwa’ needs to be ammended.
Thanks everyone for all the love and support!
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Sunday, July 21, 2013
cakap cakap….Miss Malaysia
There is a conspiracy between the Federal Territory Mufti Wan Zahidi Wan Teh and Anna Lim – the organizer for The Miss Malaysia World 2013 beauty contest – a conspiracy of the worst kind because it uses religion and race to deny the Malays and Muslims a chance of being judged the Fairest in the Land!
Anna Lim, a Chinese, has dropped four Muslim girls from the contest following criticism from the Mufti who labelled the participation by Muslim girls in the beauty contest as “sinful and haram”. Anna Lim better be careful of what she chooses to do. She is pointing her fingers at the Mufti for being responsible for her dropping the Malay girls….Anna Lim must realize that when she is pointing her fingers at the Mufti, more fingers are pointing back at her!
I have seen the other contestants and as the Mufti is my witness, none of the other contestants would have a hope in hell of winning if the Malay girls are around. Just look at that picture of
Here is what Anna wrote:Dato’ Anna Lim, organizer of Miss Malaysia World 2013 has decided to adhere to the Mufti Wilayah Persekutuan Datuk Wan Zahidi Wan Teh, “Muslim girls are not allowed to be in beauty pageants”. Therefore, she has decided to disqualify the 4 Muslim girls at Miss Malaysia World 2013 finalists named Kathrina binti Rizuan, Miera Sheikh, Wafa Johanna De Korte and Sara Amelia Bernard . The pageant will go on as usual and she is very enthusiastic to put a good show for the non-Muslim girls. She wishes to respect the Muslim religion and wishes the Muslim community ‘Selamat Berpuasa and Selamat Hari Raya’.
For the whole article, read
I posted 30 photos on Facebook in the album “Miss Malaysia World 2013 (Swimsuits)”
Miss Malaysia World 2013 (Swimsuits)
Look at them yourself by clicking on the link Miss Malaysia World
Monday July 22, 2013 MYT 7:29:27 AM
15 young hopefuls to vie for Miss Malaysia World 2013 title
FIFTEEN hopefuls will be vying for the chance to represent Malaysia in the Miss World 2013 pageant.
A total of 20 contestants were initially selected for Miss Malaysia World 2013 during closed-door interviews on July 12 at Best Western Dua Sentral.
However, four contestants —namely Kathrina Ridzuan, Wafa Johanna de Korte, Miera Sheikh, and Sara Amelia Bernard were disqualified on Saturday.
Another contestant Renee Tan had to pull out due to her contract with the Miss Tourism pageant – she was the Miss Malaysia Tourism 2013 first-runner-up.
The remaining contestants are Stephanie Lim, Estelle Sim, Melinder Kaur Bhullar, Kim Low, L’oreal Mok, Sharmisttha Yoogan, Audrey Loke, Tanisha Kaur Harjit Singh, Cassandra Yong, Coco Tan, Jayarubini Sambanthan Mutha-liyar, Brenda Cheong, Manpreet Kaur, Venus Tan and Sherine Tan.
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“I believe that by joining this pageant, I will grow to become a better person. Beauty With A Purpose means someone who is beautiful inside and out, and has the ability to influence others. Being a beauty queen means being someone who loves herself and the people around her. A beauty queen is determined to use her title for the better as well as try her best to brighten up other people’s lives. If I am given the opportunity to represent Malaysia, I will do my best to present it as a beautiful country that is filled with beautiful people who are caring, smart, friendly, and determined to achieve their dreams.”http://missmalaysiaworld.com/2013-finalists/
Miss Malaysia World 2013 Finalist
These were the four…
21 Jul 2013 12:43am
KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Federal Territory Mufti Datuk Wan Zahidi Wan Teh has repeated his call to Muslims against participating against in beauty queen contests because it is a sin and forbidden in Islam.
He said an edict on the issue had been gazetted on Feb 8, 1996 under the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993.
“As such, the enforcement authorities are urged to implement the law as gazetted,” he said in a statement today.
Yesterday, local newspapers reported that four Muslim girls were among 20 participants who were picked as finalists at the Miss Malaysia World 2013 here on Aug 2.- BERNAMA
The four Muslim contestants that were dropped are Katrina Ridzuan, 23, Miera Sheikh, 19, Wafa Johanna De Korte, 19 and Sara Amelia Muhamad Bernard, 20.
The Final is on 2 August 2013
Miss Malaysia World Contestants 2013
Malaysia’ hope will shine again in Miss World stage!!!
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This Finalist has been dropped.
Hot pick contestant No. 2 Wafa Johanna De Korte
Miera Sheikh, Wafa Johanna de Korte and Kate Davies.
From left, Miera Sheik and Wafa Johanna de Korte were dropped.
The Miss Malaysia World 2013 beauty contest has dropped four of its Muslims contestants following criticism by a mufti that their participation was “sinful and haram“.
They were among 20 finalists that were selected in a closed door interview session in Kuala Lumpur on July 12, according to a Mingguan Malaysia report today.
The contest’s organiser Anna Lim said the decision was prompted by Federal Territories Mufti Wan Zahidi Wan Teh who had pointed out that there is a 1996 fatwa against Muslim participation in beauty contests.
“The contest will continue as usual and we are enthusiastic about presenting the best contest for the non-Muslim finalists,” she was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, one of the dropped contestants, Wafa Johanna, said the decision was uncalled for as other Muslims nations such as Indonesia does not forbid Muslim women from participating in beauty contests.
“At first I and my Muslim friends were excited as we were chosen as finalists with a chance to represent our country in a prestigious contest.