Miss Malaysia Petite 1997 Grand Final
Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on Friday, whichsuperstition holds to be a day of bad luck. Before 13th June 1997 (which is also Friday), I did not believe it was a unlucky day. 13th June 1997 is the Grand Final Night for Miss Malaysia Petite 1997 Beauty Pageant, it is also the day had change the Beauty Pageant Industry in Malaysia.
Attached are some information about the contest :-
Contest Name : Miss Malaysia Petite 1997 Beauty Pageant – Grand Final Gala Dinner
Date : 13th June 1997
Venue : Classic Ballroom, Holiday Vila Subang, Selangor, Malaysia
Participants : 13 contestnat from Penang, Selangor, Perak, Kedah, Johor and Kuala Lumpur take part. Miss Malaysia Petite is a contest for girls below 165cm.
There are 3 malay (Muslim) girls participated in this contest, Noni Mohammad, Fahyu Hanim and Shalina Shaari.
Here are some write up about th contest by the local news paper before the contest :-
The Grand Final Event go on smoothly until the announcement of the result, just after the crowning of the Winners, the Religion officials go straight to the stage to arrest the 3 muslim girls. 2 of the muslim girls Noni & Fahyu was on the stage as both of them won 1st & 2nd runner-up, both of them has been arrest infront of the Media, Press & audiances. the 3rd muslim girl Salina has been arrest in the backstage. Before this, Malaysia since independent in 1957, has been organized many Beauty Pageants and muslim girls has been participated and some have win the title like Erra Fazira, Yasmin Yusof. They even have pageant only involved Malay only like Ratu Kebaya contest & etc., this is 1st time happen in Malaysia Pageant History not because of they are muslim, but Beauty Queen won and arrest on Stage.
The joke is, the Religion official was there before the show started, they buy tickets, enjoyed the Gala dinner show and then arrest the 3 girls after the event. 3 of the girls have to lock up in the Subang Jaya Police over night and face the charges in syariah court 2nd day morning. This incident have become a big issue for the whole nation.
Here are some write up by the press after this incident happen.
The Beggining of The End for Malay girls participating in Beauty Pageant……..to be continue……