Police have arrested 30 women and four men after a beauty salon company allegedly told female employees to strip off outdoors during a team-building training camp.
Shocked residents living near the camp, in the town of Bukit Tinggi in the Bentong District of central-eastern peninsular Malaysia’s Pahang state, called cops after saying more than 50 young women had stripped off.
According to local media, the women were playing a game, called ‘All Out’, and were following the instructions of a female instructor.
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The arrested workers, all aged between 20 and 32, were taken to a police station for questioning in connection with performing obscene acts in public on the strength of photographs taken by residents.
But, the company, which runs a chain of eight beauty salons across Malaysia, claims the people were not naked but wearing flesh-coloured clothing and it is now reportedly threatening to sue the residents who photographed its workers, claiming the pictures had been digitally manipulated.
One resident, who declined to be named, said: “Now the police want to talk to us because the company claimed our photos are fake, so now they want to find out who took the photos.
“A woman, who looked like the person in charge, even denied the girls were stripping naked.”
Bentong district police chief Supt Yusuf Unis confirmed that local residents complained about seeing a group of apparently naked people at a resort hotel in the town.
And local MP, Lee Chin Chen, expressed his disappointment in the beauty company for the inconvenience and disturbance caused to Bukit Tinggi residents.
The unnamed beauty salon company, which has most of its outlets in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and the southern state of Johor, holds team-building camps for its employees each year.