Baywatch Bikini Party

Apr 11th, 2007, in News, by

Baywatch bikini parties in Jogja.

The nightspot Caesar Café in Sleman, Yogyakarta intends to hold a "Baywatch Party" this coming Saturday night while several Islamic organisations such as Himpunan Mahasiswa Islam (HMI) and the Gerakan Pemuda (GP) Ansor have condemned the plan.

HMI Sleman chairman Warijan says Baywatch parties must be rejected because they do not build up the national character and even damage it.

We ask the organising committee [of the Baywatch Party] to cancel the event.

Holding the event would only worsen the image of Yogyakarta in the country. Yogyakarta has until now been known as a city of education and culture, Warijan said, and went on that many parents were now becoming afraid to send their children to study in Yogyakarta because the the town was becoming a place of sin.

Baywatch Babe
Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, not expected to attend.

As'ari, the head of Nahdlatul Ulama's youth wing GP Ansor, agrees and complains that bikini contests are not in accordance with local culture and Islam and reek of pornography and pornoaksi. He invited other Muslim organisations to join in the rejection of the event and to

wage war on sin.

The Event Programmer for Caesar Café, Ambarukmo Fajar, however claims that the "babes" at the party will be relatively conservatively clad in short (red) skirts (white) tops. He explained:

So it's not like on the Baywatch tv show, the use of the word "Baywatch" is just for marketing.

Only the Baywatch "atmosphere" would be copied and nothing would occur which would damage the culture and traditions of Jogja. Doing anything of an overtly sinful nature would be like committing suicide, he said. jawapos


14 Comments on “Baywatch Bikini Party”

  1. Haha, what an idea from that Caesar Cafe. Did you say in Sleman? Hehe. Now Sleman is changing into a sinful city. I don’t know what to say, but I guess this country-young generation is so much influenced by the west culture through medias like movies, TV, internet, radio, magazines, and else. Damn.

    That’s something Osama Bin Laden is afraid about, he said once in an interview,”We are poor and oppressed but we prefer to be poor and oppressed rather than to become countries like USA with its moral values.”

  2. avatar Niamh Piperman says:

    guebukanmonyet Says:
    April 11th, 2007 at 12:54 am

    That’s something Osama Bin Laden is afraid about, he said once in an interview,”We are poor and oppressed but we prefer to be poor and oppressed rather than to become countries like USA with its moral values.”

    When I see pictures of Pamela Anderson such as the one above, I can’t help but agree with Osama, although I don’t agree with the sweeping implication that all of America’s moral values are corrupt. As a westerner, even I find her (and Baywatch) offensive – not just to the eyes but offensive to our intelligence as well.

  3. avatar Ihaknt says:

    Where’s my invite? What time is this gig starting? Pam is a skank, it’s a pity she’s like they symbol of the US. She gives it a bad name.

  4. avatar Agusto says:

    I think we should wage jihad and issue a death fatwa on Pam! She is considered as a “uncovered meat”!

  5. avatar Suhada says:

    Allahuakbar!! As a Muslim I see this gig as ridiculous. But I can help not to feel disgusted by the reaction of those Muslim organizations. Allah is great and He doesn’t need bunch of zealous believers to fight for His sovereignity! What they did is nothing more than mere insult for the greatness of Allah. Let the party be held. What we Muslim should do is just to stay away from those practices. We are not in the position to judge or condemn them. Quoting Abdurrahman Wahid: “Tuhan tidak perlu dibela!” Wassalam.

  6. avatar Rambutan says:

    That’s something Osama Bin Laden is afraid about, he said once in an interview,”We are poor and oppressed but we prefer to be poor and oppressed rather than to become countries like USA with its moral values.”

    Well, he comes from a terribly rich family so he is not exactly the right person to talk about being poor. He never experienced poverty. Let’s ask some of the over 40 million Indonesians living under the poverty line what they would prefer. I doubt they would want to stay ‘poor and oppressed’.

  7. avatar Abdul Khalid al Jumhuri says:

    Thank you Suhada and Rambutan!

    1. Allah is so great and needs no defending, specially by a self-annointing bunch of mortal morons like FPI, MMI, Jundullah etc. etc. Allah has been ruling the world with nobody’s help from eternity to eternity.
    2. Osama should not pretend he knows what poverty is. He is anothe con-man abusing the word of “poverty” while he never was poor nor “oppressed”. Let the poor speak for themselves and don’t shove words into their throat

    Assalamualaikum!

  8. avatar Parvita says:

    What news! What an idea! In Sleman? How come Jakarta cannot come up with this kind of idea?

  9. avatar Aluang anak Bayang says:

    They are insulting the religion of peace. Tolerant Muslims should not stand by doing nothing. Let’s burn the place down and stone the babes. 😛

  10. avatar Dimp says:

    Where’s my invite? What time is this gig starting? Pam is a skank, it’s a pity she’s like they symbol of the US. She gives it a bad name.

    I thought Pam is a Canadian.

  11. avatar Ihaknt says:

    Hey well spotted. she is actually.

  12. avatar Karina says:

    Suhada, I totally agree with you. We are not God and so we should not play God to other people’s lives!

  13. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Dear Friend,

    1. I hope you are the Fres One.

    2. We should be careful both to protect Parvita’s morality and sensitivity. She is Woman and could easily be affected by Pamela Anderson’s mentality.

    3. I am volunteer to guard Yogyakarta’s morality.

    Oke Friend ?

    Be Fres. Be the Bes.

    Oke ?

  14. avatar Ihaknt says:

    Ono, you’re a bedes.

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