Miss Malaysia

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Miss Malaysia
Formation 1960
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Earth
Official language
English
National Director
Elaine Daly
(Miss Universe)
Dato Anna Lin
(Miss World)
Marlene Lim
(Miss International)

Miss Malaysia is a national beauty pageant in Malaysia.

History[edit]

Miss Malaysia represents Malaysia in the Big Four international beauty pageants to select Malaysian representatives at Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth. The winners of the national pageants are selected at different competitions as each is owned by a different organisation. The winner of these national contests in the Big Four hold the title of Miss Universe Malaysia, Miss Malaysia World, Miss Malaysia Earth, and Miss International Malaysia.

Titleholders at Big Four pageants[edit]

Malaysia has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[1][2] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[3][4][5]

Color Key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Malaysia Miss World Malaysia Miss International Malaysia Miss Earth Malaysia
1960 Zanariah Zena Ahmad
1961 Helen Tan Hong Lean
1962 Sarah AlHabshee Abdullah Brenda Nichole Alvisse
1963 Nik Azizah Nik Yahya Catherine Evelyn Loh
1964 Angela Filmer
1965 Patricia Rose Augustus Clara Eunice de Run Linda Lim Hong Eng
1966 Helen Lee Siew Lien Merlyn Therese McKelvie
1967 Mohkam Anne Lowe Siprasome Marjorie Ailyn Rongsank
1968 Maznah Bte Mohammed Ali Maznah Bte Mohammed Ali
1969 Rosemary Wan Chow Mei Pauline Chai Siew Phin Pauline Chai Siew Phin
1970 Josephine Lena Wong Jaw Leng Mary Anne Wong Lucy Lorraine Lim Lee
1971 Yvette Maria Batterman Daphne Alicia Munro
1972 Helen Looi Janet Mok Swee Chin Francesca Lee Mei Fung
1973 Margaret Loo Tai Tai Narimah Yussoff Nancy Thong Seow Moi
1974 Lily Jeanne Chong Shirley Ong Tan Amy Theresa Sibert
1975 Alice Theresa Cheong Siti Fauziah Binti Haron Jenny Annabelle Tan
1976 Teh-Faridah Ahmad Norizan Che Puteh Che Naziaden Siti Fauziah Binti Haron
1977 Leong Li Ping Christine Mary Lim Boey Dorothea Chuah Poh Koi
1978 Yasmin Yusoff Noor Kartina Mohammad Osir Farida Husna Abdul Samad
1979 Irene Wong Sun Ching Shirley Bernaddine Chew Nancie Foo
1980 Felicia Yong Callie Liew Tan Chee Christina Leong
1981 Audrey Loh Yin Fong Chyntia Geraldine de Castro Gurmit Kaur
1982 Siti Rohani Wahid Nellie Teoh Swee Yang Karen Seet Yeng Chang
1983 Puspa Mohammad Salleh Michelle Yeoh Choo Keng Helen Ann Elizabeth Peter
1984 Latifah Abdul Hamid Christine Teo Pick Yun Jennifer Foong Sim Yong
1985 Agnes Chin Lai Hong Rosalind Kong Siew Yuen
1986 Betty Chee Joan Martha Cordoza Latonia Chang Pei Pei
1987 Christine Prugler Sheela Shankar
1988 Linda Lum Chee Ling Sue Wong Chow Fun
1989 Carmen Cheah Swee Vivien Chen Shee-Yee
1990 Anna Lin Mei Yoke Lim
1991 Elaine Chew Samantha Schubert
1992 Crystal Yong Fazira Wan Chek
1993 Lucy Narayanasamy Jacqueline Ngu
1994 Liza Isabella Koh Rahima Orchient Yahya
1995 Suziela Binte Azrai Trincy Low Ee Bing
1996 Adeline Ong Siew Fong Qu-An How Cheok Kuan
1997 Trincy Low Ee Bing Arianna Teoh Lai Poh
1998 Sherine Wong Sook Ling Lina Teoh Pick Lim
1999 Jeannette Ooi Phaik Kween Jacklyn Lee Tze Wey Andrea Franklin Gomez
2000 Lynnette Mei Ling Ludi Tan Sun Wei Aida Stannis Kazum
2001 Tung Mei Chin Sasha Tan Hwee Teng Felina Cheah Yeong Joey Tan Eng Li
2002 Karen Ang Lit Eit Mabel Ng Chin Mei Krystal Pang Chia Boon Pamela Ramachandran
2003 Elaine Daly Wong Sze Zen Eester Tan Jasmine Lee Ying
2004 Andrea Veronica Fonseka Gloria Ting Mei Ru Ching Lim Lee Eloise Law Lee
2005 Angela Gan Hui Boon Emmeline Ng Wei Sue Winnie Chan Wai Ling Jamie Pang Hui Ting
2006 Melissa Ann Tan Adeline Choo Wan Ling Iris Choy Hin Alice Loh
2007 Adelaine Chin Ai Nee Deborah Priya Henry Yinnie Lim Nee Dorkas Cheok
2008 Levy Li Su Lin Soo Wincci Tham Zi Wei Audrey Valarie Ng
2009 Joannabelle Ng Li Vun Thanuja Ananthan Tay Tze Juan Madeline M. Nandu
2010 Nadine Ann Thomas Nadia Min Dern Hern Chantelle Chuah Shee Peng Appey Rowena Januin
2011 Deborah Priya Henry Chloe Chen Tien Nee Celine Phong Sze Ling Joyce Tay
2012 Kimberley Ann Estrop Leggett Yvonne Lee Olivia Teng Mei Xian Deviyah Daranee
2013 Carey Ng Sue Mun Melinder Kaur Bhullar Charissa Chong Josephine Tan Yee Mei
2014 Sabrina Bennett Dewi Liana Seriestha Jayarubini Sambanthan Renee Tan Ju Mei
2015 Vanessa Tevi Kumares Brynn Zalina Lovett Immaculate Lojuki Danielle Wong Kar Wai
2016 Kiranmeet Kaur Jassal Tatiana Kumar Olivia Constance Nicholas Venisa Judah

Miss Universe Malaysia[edit]

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  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists

Miss Universe Malaysia is one of the biggest beauty pageant in Malaysia that sends the winner to the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was established in 1962 and is considered the second longest pageant in Malaysia. The Miss Universe Malaysia Organization (MUMO) is the country's premiere pageant and Reality TV event conducted annually. Conceived 53 years ago, and revamped in 2010, it is conceptualized to provide a platform for young, ambitious Malaysian women to represent their nation on the international stage, that is Miss Universe.

The winner of Miss Universe Malaysia represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

The Miss Universe Malaysia motto is HIP, Urban, Relevant and Real and Elaine Daly is the national director of Miss Universe Malaysia Organization since 2016.

Below is official list from Miss Malaysia representatives since 1964. Malaysia debut in Miss Universe since 1964 and placed as Top 15 semi-finalist for the first time in 1970 with Josephine Lena Wong Jaw Leng.

The reigning Miss Universe Malaysia is Kiranmeet Kaur Jassal from Selangor. She was crowned on January 30, 2016.

Year Miss Malaysia Hometown Placement Special Awards
Philippines 2016 Kiranmeet Kaur Jassal[6]  Selangor TBA TBA
United States 2015 Vanessa Tevi Kumares[7][8][9]  Negeri Sembilan
United States 2014 Sabrina Beneett  Perak
Russia 2013 Carey Ng Sue Mun  Putrajaya
United States 2012 Kimberley Ann Estrop Leggett  Penang
Brazil 2011 Deborah Priya Henry[10][11]  Kuala Lumpur Top 20 Best National Costume
United States 2010 Nadine Ann Thomas  Selangor
The Bahamas 2009 Joannabelle Ng Li Vun  Sabah
Vietnam 2008 Levy Li Sun Lin  Johor
Mexico 2007 Adelaine Chin Ai Nee  Sarawak
United States 2006 Melissa Ann Tan  Perak
Thailand 2005 Angela Gan Hui Boon  Selangor
Ecuador 2004 Andrea Veronica Fonseka  Penang
Panama 2003 Elaine Daly  Kuala Lumpur
Puerto Rico 2002 Karen Ang Lit Eit  Sarawak
Puerto Rico 2001 Tung Mei Chin  Pahang
Cyprus 2000 Lynette Mei Ling Ludi  Sarawak
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Jeanette Ooi Phaik Kween  Sarawak
United States 1998 Sherine Wong Sook Ling  Perak
United States 1997 Trincy Low Ee Bing  Kuala Lumpur
United States 1996 Adeline Ong Siew Fong  Johor
Namibia 1995 Suziela Binte Azrai  Kuala Lumpur Top 10 Best National Costume
Philippines 1994 Liza Isabella Koh  Sarawak
Mexico 1993 Lucy Narayanasamy  Selangor Top 10 Best National Costume
Thailand 1992 Crystal Yong  Kuala Lumpur
United States 1991 Elaine Chew  Negeri Sembilan
United States 1990 Anna Lin Mei Yoke Lim[12]  Perak
Mexico 1989 Carmen Cheah Swee  Selangor
Taiwan 1988 Linda Lum Chee Ling  Perlis
Singapore 1987 Christine Prugler  Sabah
Panama 1986 Betty Chee  Sabah
United States 1985 Agnes Chin Lai Hong  Pahang
United States 1984 Latifah Abdul Hamid  Kuala Lumpur
United States 1983 Puspa Mohammed Salleh  Kedah Top 10 Best National Costume
Peru 1982 Siti Rohani Wahid  Kuala Lumpur
United States 1981 Audrey Loh Yin Fong  Kuala Lumpur
South Korea 1980 Felicia Yong  Kuala Lumpur
Australia 1979 Irene Wong Sun Ching  Pahang
Mexico 1978 Yasmin Yusoff  Kuala Lumpur 2nd Runner-Up Best National Costume
Dominican Republic 1977 Leong Li Ping  Perak
Hong Kong 1976 Teh-Faridah Ahmed Norizan  Perak
El Salvador 1975 Alice Theresa Cheong  Kuala Lumpur
Philippines 1974 Lily Jeanne Chong  Johor
Greece 1973 Margaret Loo Tai-Tai  Kuala Lumpur
Puerto Rico 1972 Helen Looi  Penang
United States 1971 Yvette Maria Batterman  Kuala Lumpur
United States 1970 Josephine Lena Wong Jaw Leng  Perak Top 15
United States 1969 Rosemary Wan Chow Mei  Kuala Lumpur
United States 1968 Maznah Binte Mohammed Ali  Johor
United States 1967 Mohkam Anne Lowe Siprasome  Selangor
United States 1966 Helen Lee Siew Lien  Pahang
United States 1965 Patricia Rose Augustus  Sarawak
United States 1964 Angela Filmer  Selangor
United States 1963 Nik Azizah Nik Yahya  Terengganu Withdrew
United States 1962 Sarah AlHabshee Abdullah  Kuala Lumpur

Winners Gallery[edit]

Miss Malaysia World[edit]

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  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists

Miss Malaysia World is a beauty pageant in Malaysia that sends the winner to the Miss World pageant. The pageant was established in 1963.

The winner of Miss Malaysia World represents her country at the Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

In 2014, The Miss Malaysia World motto is Beauty with a Purpose and Datuk Anna Lin is the current national director of Miss Malaysia World Organization.

Below is official list from Miss Malaysia representatives since 1963. Malaysia debut in Miss World since 1963 and placed as Top 10 for first time in 1963 with Catherine Loh then the 2nd Runner-up in 1998 with Lina Teoh Pick Lim. Malaysia did not compete in 1964, 1967-1969 and 1990.

The reigning Miss World Malaysia is Tatiana Kumar from Kuala Lumpur. She was crowned on August 27, 2016 by outgoing titleholder Brynn Zalina Lovett of Sabah. She will now officially competed in Miss World 2016 in the United States.

Year Miss Malaysia Hometown Placement Special Awards
United States 2016 Tatiana Kumar  Kuala Lumpur TBA TBA
China 2015 Brynn Zalina Lovett[13][14]  Sabah
United Kingdom 2014 Dewi Liana Seriestha[15][16]  Sarawak Top 26 Miss World Talent 2014
Indonesia 2013 Melinder Kaur Bhullar  Kuala Lumpur 4th Runner-up Multimedia Award
China 2012 Yvonne Lee  Kuala Lumpur
Scotland 2011 Chloe Chen Tien Nee  Kuala Lumpur Top 30 Beauty with a Purpose
China 2010 Nadia Min Dern Heng  Kuala Lumpur
South Africa 2009 Thanuja Ananthan[17]  Kuala Lumpur
South Africa 2008 Soo Wincci[18][19]  Selangor
China 2007 Deborah Priya Henry[20][21]  Kuala Lumpur Top 16
Poland 2006 Adeline Choo Wan Ling  Johor
China 2005 Emmeline Ng Wei Shu  Kuala Lumpur Winner Miss World Sport (Continental Group Award - Asia Pacific)
China 2004 Gloria Ting Mei Ru  Sarawak
China 2003 Wong Sze Zen  Kuala Lumpur
United Kingdom 2002 Mabel Ng Chin Mei  Kuala Lumpur
South Africa 2001 Sasha Tan Hwee Teng  Kuala Lumpur
United Kingdom 2000 Tan Sun Wei  Kuala Lumpur
United Kingdom 1999 Jaclyn Lee Tze We  Kuala Lumpur
Seychelles 1998 Lina Teoh Pick Lim  Kuala Lumpur 2nd Runner-up Queen of Asia & Oceania
Seychelles 1997 Arianna Teoh Lai Poh  Penang Top 10
India 1996 Qu-An How Cheok Kuan  Kuala Lumpur
South Africa 1995 Trincy Low Ee Bing  Kuala Lumpur
South Africa 1994 Rahima Orchient Yahya  Sabah Top 10
South Africa 1993 Jacqueline Ngu  Terengganu
South Africa 1992 Fazira Wan Chek  Selangor
United States 1991 Samantha Schubert  Selangor
United Kingdom 1989 Vivien Chen Shee-Yee  Sarawak
Hong Kong 1988 Sue Wong Choy Fun  Penang
United Kingdom 1987 Sheela Shankar  Kuala Lumpur
United Kingdom 1986 Joan Martha Cardoza  Sarawak
United Kingdom 1985 Rosalind Kong Siew Yuen  Melaka
United Kingdom 1984 Christine Teo Pick Yun  Kuala Lumpur
United Kingdom 1983 Michelle Yeoh Choo Keng  Perak
United Kingdom 1982 Nellie Teoh Swee Yang  Negeri Sembilan
United Kingdom 1981 Cynthia Geraldine de Castro  Kuala Lumpur
United Kingdom 1980 Callie Liew Tan Chee  Selangor
United Kingdom 1979 Shirley Bernaddine Chew  Kuala Lumpur Top 15 Queen of Asia & Oceania
United Kingdom 1978 Noor Kartina Mohammad Osir  Sabah Top 10 Miss World Talent
United Kingdom 1977 Christine Mary Lim Lim Boey  Kuala Lumpur Withdrew in protest against the presence of a white Miss South Africa
United Kingdom 1976 Che Puteh Che Naziaden  Kuala Lumpur Withdrew in protest against South Africa's race policies
United Kingdom 1975 Siti Fauziah Binti Haron  Penang
United Kingdom 1974 Callie Liew Tan Chee  Kuala Lumpur
United Kingdom 1973 Shirley Ong Tan  Johor
United Kingdom 1972 Janet Mok Swee Chin †  Putrajaya
United Kingdom 1971 Daphne Alicia Munro  Sarawak
United Kingdom 1970 Mary Ann Wong  Kedah
United Kingdom 1969 Pauline Chai Siew Phin  Labuan Withdrew
United Kingdom 1966 Merlyn Therese McKelvie  Sarawak
United Kingdom 1965 Clara Eunice de Run †  Selangor
United Kingdom 1963 Catherine Evelyn Loh  Kuala Lumpur Top 10

Miss Malaysia Earth[edit]

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  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists

Miss Malaysia Earth is a beauty pageant in Malaysia that sends the winner to the Miss Earth pageant. The pageant was established in 2001.

The winner of Miss Malaysia Earth represents her country at the Miss Earth. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. The winner of the pageant is bestowed the title Miss Malaysia Earth; her runners-up are also given titles named after the other classical elements: Miss Eco Beauty, Miss Eco Tourism, Miss Fire, Miss Water, and Miss Air, are of equal importance and thus have the same ranking. Miss Malaysia Earth is the only pageants which have individual titles for the runners-up.

In 2009, The Miss Malaysia Earth motto is Preservation and Protection of our planet.

Below is official list from Miss Malaysia representatives since 2001. Malaysia debut in Miss Earth since 2001 and no more placement during the Miss Earth history.

The reigning Miss Earth Malaysia is Venisa Judah from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. She was crowned on August 7, 2016.

Year Miss Malaysia Hometown Placement Special Awards
Philippines 2016 Venisa Judah  Sabah TBA TBA
Austria 2015 Danielle Wong Kar Wai[22]  Melaka 1st, gold medalist(s) Best National Costume - Asia Continents
1st, gold medalist(s) Best Group Presentation - Team Asia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Snowman Building
Philippines 2014 Renee Tan Joo May  Melaka
Philippines 2013 Josephine Tan Yee Mei  Pahang 1st, gold medalist(s) The F Factor
Philippines 2012 Deviyah Daranee Radhakrishnan  Kuala Lumpur 1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Talent (Group 3)
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Best National Costume
Philippines 2011 Joyce Tay  Melaka
Vietnam 2010 Appey Rowenna Januin  Sabah
Philippines 2009 Madelyne "Mandy" M. Nandu  Sabah Top 20 Best in Swimsuit Group
Philippines 2008 Audrey Valerie Ng Sook Ling  Sabah
Philippines 2007 Dorkas Cheok Huai Yee  Kuala Lumpur
Philippines 2006 Alice Loh Siew Leng  Kuala Lumpur
Philippines 2005 Jamie Pang Hui Ting  Johor
Philippines 2004 Eloise Law Lee Lee  Kuala Lumpur
Philippines 2003 Jasmine Lee Ying Ying  Kuala Lumpur
Philippines 2002 Pamela Ramachandran  Johor
Philippines 2001 Joey Tan Eng Li  Kuala Lumpur

Miss International Malaysia[edit]

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  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-Up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semifinalists

Miss Global Intercontinental Malaysia is a beauty pageant in Malaysia which sends the winner to the Miss International pageant. Since 2013, the 1st Runner-Up will compete in Miss Supranational and the 2nd Runner-Up will compete in Miss Tourism Queen International.

The winner of Miss Global Intercontinental Malaysia will represents her country in the Miss International pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Since 2014, The Miss International Malaysia was run by MGIM Organisation Malaysia and the national director is Marlene Lim.[23] The winner of MGIM competes in Miss International.

Below is official list from Miss Malaysia representatives since 1960. Malaysia debut in Miss International in 1960 and the first winner was Zenariah Ahmad. Malaysia placed as Top 15 semifinalist for first time in 1961 with Helen Tan Hong Leang. Then awarded as Miss Friendship in 1983 and 1984. Malaysia did not compete in 1966 (Miss International did not held), 1971, 1979, 1985 and 1987-1998.

The reigning Miss International Malaysia is Olivia Nicholas from Ipoh, Perak. She was crowned on August 6, 2016.[24]

Year Miss Malaysia Hometown Placement Special Awards
Japan 2016 Olivia Constance Nicholas  Perak TBA TBA
Japan 2015 Immaculate Lojuki  Sabah
Japan 2014 Jayarubini Sambanthan Muthaliyar  Selangor
Japan 2013 Charissa Chong Su Huey  Melaka
Japan 2012 Olivia Teng Mei Xian  Perak
China 2011 Celine Phong Sze Ling  Penang
China 2010 Chantalle Chuah Shee Peng  Johor
China 2009 Tay Tze Juan  Selangor
Macau 2008 Tham Zi Wei  Labuan
Japan 2007 Yennie Lim Nee  Kuala Lumpur
China 2006 Iris Hng Choy Yin  Melaka
Japan 2005 Winnie Chan Wai Ling  Negeri Sembilan
China 2004 Ching Lim Lee  Kuala Lumpur
Japan 2003 Ester Tan  Kedah
Japan 2002 Krystal Pang Chia Boon  Perlis
Japan 2001 Felina Cheah Yoong  Penang
Japan 2000 Aida Stannis Kazum  Sarawak
Japan 1999 Andrea Franklin Gomez  Sarawak
Japan 1986 Latonia Chang Pei Pei  Kedah
Japan 1984 Jennifer Foong Sim Yong  Melaka Miss Friendship
Japan 1983 Helen Ann Elizabeth Peters  Sarawak Top 15 Miss Friendship
Japan 1982 Karen Seet Yeng Chan  Terengganu Top 15
Japan 1981 Gurmit Kaur  Pahang Top 15
Japan 1980 Christina Leong  Johor
Japan 1979 Nancie Foo  Kuala Lumpur Withdrew
Japan 1978 Farida Husna Abdul Samad  Sarawak
Japan 1977 Dorothea Chuah Poh Koi  Pahang
Japan 1976 Siti Fauziah Binti Haron  Penang
Japan 1975 Jenny Annabelle Tan  Kedah
Japan 1974 Amy Theresa Sibert  Putrajaya Top 15
Japan 1973 Nancy Thong Seow Moi  Selangor
Japan 1972 Francesca Lee Mei Fung  Penang
United States 1971 Catherine Aileen White  Kuala Lumpur Did not compete
Japan 1970 Lucy Lorraine Lim Lee  Kuala Lumpur
Japan 1969 Pauline Chai Siew Phin  Labuan Top 15
Japan 1968 Maznah Binte Mohammed Ali  Selangor Top 15
United States 1967 Marjorie Ailyn Rongsank  Sarawak
United States 1965 Linda Lim Hong Eng  Perlis Top 15
United States 1964 Sofia Binte Mahadi Salleh  Johor Did not compete
United States 1963 Jasmin Mariam Idris  Pahang Did not compete
United States 1962 Brenda Nichole Alvisse  Perak Top 15
United States 1961 Helen Tan Hong Lean  Kuala Lumpur Top 15
United States 1960 Zanariah Zena Ahmad  Kuala Lumpur
Name of Pageant Placements Best Results
Miss Universe 1 Top 15 (1970)
Miss World 7 2nd Runner-Up (1998)
Miss Earth 0
Miss International 9 Top 15 (1961, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1983)
Miss Supranational 1 Top 10 (2015)
Miss Grand International 0
Miss Tourism International 15 Winner (2011)

Fatwa ruling[edit]

In Malaysia, female Muslims were denied participation in beauty pageants following the issue of a fatwa in 1996 by the Mufti of Selangor.[25] The issue came to a nasty twist in July - September 1997 when four Malay participants joined the Miss Malaysian petite contest, only to be arrested by the authorities. In the ensuing public outcry and debate that followed, the effectiveness of the fatwa was shown given the influence of the Selangor's Mufti over the nation's sharia law.[26] The fatwa resonated with the ideology that Muslim women should cover up private parts of their body, or Aurat of which the beauty pageants' practices ran contrary to - even though such religious enactments also apply to male pageants.

Nevertheless, a public outcry ensued, as members of the public questioned the way the religious authorities handled the matter as well as the abrupt ruling which came about - Muslim women in the past had participated in beauty pageants without much protest amongst the religious authorities.[27] This invoked the concerns of Mahathir's who had raised objections to the way the religious authorities had implemented and enforced the law - and questions including distinctions on religious laws and personal freedom were raised.[28] Nevertheless, the fatwa ruling has since been very effective; Muslim women have since then been deterred from joining any beauty pageants.[29] Malaysian beauty pageants, in compliance with the law, similarly denied Muslim individuals from participating.[30] However, Muslim women may still join smaller scale beauty pageant contests such as Dewi Remaja, Miss Intercontinental, and Miss Tourism, provided that they don't display publicly wearing swimsuits.

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