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Top sports men arrested for going naked (photo)

Top sports men arrested for going naked (photo)

- A group of Australian men who posed naked in Malaysia have been allowed to return home 

- Malaysia has a strick policy on public indecency, offenders are fined before being deported

- One of the strippers is an aide to Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne

Eight of nine men arrested in Malaysia for stripping off at the Formula One Grand Prix in swimwear decorated with the Malaysian flag have returned to Australia.

The men are branded the "Budgie Nine" and budgie smugglers is an Australian term for the swimwear they were wearing. On Thursday, they were charged with public nuisance and fined but avoided jail.

Top sports men arrested for going naked (photo)

The Budgie Nine posing

Malaysia has strict rules on any display of public indecency and foreign offenders are typically issued a fine before being deported.

One member of the group, Nick Kelly has warned other Australians to be aware of "cultural differences" when travelling.

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"We are very glad to be home," he said at a brief news conference at Sydney Airport.

"We would like to urge all Australians travelling overseas in the future to be very aware of the cultural differences and sensitivities that exist in other nations."

One of the men, Jack Walker, is an aide to Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne and he remains in Kuala Lumpur.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he will be talking to Mr Pyne about Mr Walker's future as a ministerial adviser.

Last year four foreign tourists were jailed in Malaysia for taking naked photographs at the peak of Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia.

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