A bikini photography contest in Bangi, Selangor has been cancelled amid complaints of that it is "inappropriate".
Contest organiser iCreative Events officer Charyl Ng said the event was cancelled due to internal matters.
"Sadly, we have to cancel the event. We are cancelling it due to internal matters which we cannot disclose," she told Malaysiakini when contacted.
Ng refused to confirm if the cancellation was due to a complaint by Hulu Langat division of Muslim NGO Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) over the Feb 19 event.
Serdang PAS Youth had also objected to the event.
The Supermodel International Malaysia 2017 Bikini Photography Contest was to take place at the Bangi Wonderland Themepark and Resort.
Hulu Langat Isma chief Noor Azib Asmangi said the event infringes the sensitivity of locals who are mostly Muslim.
It is also not aligned to the slogan "Bangi Bandar Berilmu" (Bangi City of Knowledge) and the principles of Islam, he was quoted as saying by Isma website Ismaweb.
"These sorts of programmes should be cancelled out out respect for locals who are mostly Malay-Muslim.
"Isma strongly opposes programmes which do not benefit Muslims and promotes immoral activities like this," he said.
He also urged residents to oppose the programme by petitioning their local residents associations.
Serdang PAS Youth chief Rosli Jusoh was also quoted by Harakah Daily as expressing the same views.
Rosli called on all Muslim NGOs, mosques, surau, and students groups in Selangor to collectively voice their objections to the contest.
According to the event flyer, participating photographers are charged RM198, and compete for a chance to win RM500, a trophy and a ticket to the gala dinner worth between RM300 to RM1,000.- Mkini