'Budgie 9' man leaves Malaysia and urges cultural awareness

CANBERRA, Australia - One of nine Australians who spent four nights in police detention in Malaysia for partying in skimpy swimsuits printed with the Malaysian flag returned to Australia on Friday and urged other travellers to be culturally aware.

The nine friends aged in their late 20s were detained on Sunday after they partied and drank beer from shoes in full view of thousands of spectators at the Sepang race track where Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo won the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix.

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