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Aussies accused of premeditated brief display at Malaysia F1

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On one hand I hand you've got to respect host countries when you visit.

On the other, people who get offended by people in their duds drinking beer and having a good time at an international event need to get out more....

Oh, and it was soooo obvious Unkle Toto made sure that new engine went bang again in the Mercedes to keep ze German's championships alive. They've being doing it all year. And yes, I'll wear the bloody tinfoil.

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Bunch of bros got together for a laugh and did something that made them stand out among the masses? How dare they! Seriously though, as long as they weren't hurting anyone, how is this a problem, or even news worthy?

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Dummies. Banana hammocks are a big no-no in Malaysia. Everyone knows that.

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Jailing these guys for being in their pants and drinking some beer would be a crime against humanity. Malaysia is already approaching a failed state, but this would take it into a new level of farce

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Malaysia...please... You are making yourself look very petty.

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@Tamarama big no-no in the 2 North Eastern states (Kuala Terenganu anf the other one) not so much on the west coast around KL which is where the race was.

Overreaction imo. The blokes are wearing speedos not undies, we are at a F1 grand prix, sexy grid girls spent hours on the track then in the crowd etc. Have the impression the main issue is with the malaysian flag itself (on the speedos I.e for malaysian officials 'you guys sit on our flag', disrespect our nation etc).

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Goldorak might be right - I think their national flag on the budgie smugglers didn't sit well with the Malaysian authorities. Would expect the dude that's an advisor to a Defence Minister to have a bit more common sense and a tack for diplomacy.

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Sometimes I have asked people in Indonesia and in Malaysia why adult males don't wear shorts so much, and have been told that only children wear shorts. I have no idea if they would see the Australians as babies in their budgie smugglers, or just stupid.

On the other hand, I wish I could get as much public sympathy from Australia every time I have mixed alcohol and stupidity.

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The terribly serious crime of PBD - Premeditated Brief Display!!

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These clowns and the Malaysian authorities need to grow up.

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Well, out dear Minister seems to have another serious task up his sleeve. Wiping the brown spots off his budgie swimsuits wearing heroic mates who advising him all the time that is. But then again and looking at his achievements he might be enjoying it. And if I am not mistaken , the Malaysians are very professional in educating sinners with the cane. Looking forward to even more brown spots, Mr Minister.

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I'd file this under "not smart". Pay attention to the laws of the country you visit. In some country's sneezing in public may be considered an extreme offense. This isn't a "Boys will be boys" situation. This is a "When in Rome..." situation. If one can't respect the host nation... DON"T GO IN THE FIRST PLACE,

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Big deal... We see more than that during Olympics and on the web.

Why make such an issue?

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I think this is an issue best left to the people of Malaysia.

Are they being consulted..?

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When you are in someone's country,you play by their rules, their morals, or you may end up in jail, or worse. Sorry, but I have no sympathy for these fools.

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@Cristlpher:you wrote excellent.

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