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Two women who danced disrespectfully in front of a mosque in Sabah, Malaysia, have been fined RM25 (S$ 8.50) each.
The duo - Wan Han, 37, and Zhang Na, 25 - from China shall be jailed seven days should they fail to pay the fine after pleading guilty to disorderly behaviour in public places before Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus on Wednesday (June 27), reports The Star.
The incident had happened at about 4.30pm on June 23, where the women had danced on a ledge outside the mosque, while dressed in revealing outfits which exposed their midriffs.
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Both of them who were unrepresented, urged for a lenient sentence during mitigation at the court, as they did not know what they did was wrong.
Prosecuting officer Inspector Albert Basiri had asked for an appropriate sentence to serve as a lesson to not only them but to others as well.
After paying their fines, the women were escorted to the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) where they flew back to China.
The video of their act went viral and caused an uproar among netizens.
In the video, a man can also be heard saying in Malay: "Why doesn't she fall?"
After the incident, the mosque management increased security by roping in more members of The People's Volunteer Corps (RELA), and allowed only taxis registered with the mosque management to bring visitors in.
A police report was lodged against them the day after the incident.