(GNA) Indonesia on Saturday decided to move the venue of the Miss World beauty pageant's final from a town near Jakarta to the resort island of Bali following protests by hard-line Muslims.
"Miss World 2013 will only be held in Bali, from opening to closing," said Agung Laksono, the coordinating minister for people's welfare.
Hundreds of protesters from Islamist groups rallied on Thursday and Friday in Jakarta against plans to hold the event in Sentul, a town about 25 kilometres from the Indonesian capital, on September 28.
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They argue that events such as Miss World are anti-Islamic.