Back in June, there was an incident in the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque involving two female Chinese tourists where they were dancing in front of the mosque.
People were upset with them saying that the tourists were behaving inappropriately in front of the mosque. A video was shown of two women Wan Han and Zhang Na, both from China were up on the fence outside of the mosque, performing a choreographed dance.
Image source: Free Malaysia Today
The two have been fined RM25 each after their indecent behavior at a worship and religious ground. The two Chinese tourists were tremendously sorry and have apologized for their disrespectful behavior.
After the incident, the mosque has banned visitors and tourists from visiting, which included taxis, Grab drivers and tour buses from entering the KK City Mosque and around its vicinity.
However, good news! The mosque is ready to lift its ban this coming August 1 and tourists will be able to visit this beautiful mosque again. The only change is, a fee of RM5 will be imposed as an admission fee. The RM5 admission fee will be collected to be used for management and maintenance costs.
More oppressive and stern rules will be administered such as only licensed tour operators are allowed to bring tourists to the mosque. Moreover, they will have to first apply to enter the mosque as early as three days before the visit. This can be registered with the mosque’s management unit, and tour operators must be able to provide details of the tour group as well.
What do you all think? Were the China tourists behaving indecently and inappropriately? Do you think it is a good thing that stricter rules are being applied?
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