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I think she should be fined, maybe not jailed.
The main one's picture seems to be everywhere.
I spent most of the rest of the day trying to figure out who would have been in the first issue, when they didn't have anyvreaders. Still puzzles me to this day.
from the regular feature in a different magazine & exapnded into a separate pubication
i would imagine
out of interest
What trap are you snaring me into?
like, I know that's the law and obvs in her shoes now I'd be pleading guilty, being as contrite as possible, taking the fine and getting out with my tail between my legs.
but the term 'should get fined' gives the impression that you think the law she broke is a reasonable one
like that bit in the Partridge movie.
granted I'm a bit old-fashioned when it comes to nudity (in public) and that sort of thing.
an apology, fine and deportation is surely enough of a punishment.
There's a good piece by Sholto Byrnes in the i today:
Slowest news week ever?
not sure we can complain if Malaysia puts this lot away for a couple of months.
If you're going to be a dick towards other people's cultures and religions, don't be surprised when they fail to see the funny side.
but agree that it would be pretty difficult for someone to justify being OK with one and not the other
that she does get fined ten "male or female" buffalo.
and can just walk free?
I'm in two minds about this.
I struggle a bit at the pious suggestion that everybody has to have same level respect for some imagined deity just because a certain group hold such a belief, but at the same time, how hard is it just to not behave like a silly sick when you're on your holidays in a country that you know is a bit funny like that.
Say the girls who walked through the grand bazaar in istanbul in nothing but a white bikini, cough. (I was young and stupid, learned my lesson, and would never bare any part of my body n a muslim city ever again as a result. I guess these guys will also have learned a lesson- don't get your diddies out on top of a religious mountain. which reminds me. I bared my bum and pissed on mount Sinai and nothing happened. apart from the camel thing.)
but I don't want anyone to get the idea I've also walked through istanbul in a bikini (of any colour), pissed on mount sinai, or done whatever dubious things you did with that camel. ;)
`now let that be a lesson to you!!!` school of justice that.
3 days in a Malaysian prison? Not too many gap tour operators can boast of a life-enriching experience like that.
Locking people up as a punishment is peverse anyhow
Doesn't work as a deterrent either
would be a life exceptionally well spent.
Just realised it's Malaysia too. It's basically a massive bank stop pretending you have a soul, Malaysia.
I'd ask for more than 3 days in the slammer. You're not going to get a decent selling memoir for 3 days. Sunday paper interview: yes, but you've got to really monetise the opportunity.
(Guessing this would show up on criminal record checks?)
read this idiot's book and gave it to her going `you must read it it's amazing!!1`
She showed it to me and I was like `you are NOT reading that`. So she didn't. Thank fuck.
do you often threaten your gf ?
*DISCLAIMER - Story may have been exaggerated for Internet Impact*
I don't doubt Sandra Gregory would agree that what she did was idiotic and she has spent time doing public talks since writing that book urging people not to make the same mistakes that she did.
Maybe the contents of the book were actually ok but the blurb etc. sounded nauseating and set it up as if it were a long self-pity piece about `how could they DO this to an educated middle-class British woman` etc. Although this pitch was squarely aimed at Daily Mail readers and may have not given the balance of the book full airing.
where might it lead Geoff??
Just can't take that risk.
any law that personally affected me
scanned a couple of articles looking for the photos. there seems to be one photo taken surepticiously, yet they all describe it as a "nude photoshoot"
Listen Mr Journalist, I haven't got time for your words and context bullshit just show me that backpacker pussy
and has a degree
Head girl- popular, probably a bit dorky/ goody twoshoes has experience of responsibility
degree- has a brain and ability to apply herself/ critical judgement
If she was a school dropout who huffed glue and had a history of being in trouble with the police back home, it would have been less of a story. But she's this dorky relatively high achieving girl.
if it was some glue-huffing dropout
You're all dorks.
then when I got back hire a plane to airdrop unsolicited cock pics all over malaysia
about how upset he was that he would have to do the whole RHCP gig in Malaysia fully-clothed.
Anyway, I think you should just do what you do with tourists who commit cultural faux-pas, which is to deport them. Jail time and the like just seems excessive, IMO.
seems a bit excessive/a waste of resources when they've said themselves that it's a minor offence that's only going to result in a few day's jailtime. probably more about making an example i guess