AT a look one wonders what leisure the younger technology within the so-called ‘Malay hinterland neighborhood’ in mainland Penang can anticipate when even a supposedly mild-natured live performance that includes native and Indonesian artists has to face rejection by political entities.
Understandably, with strain mounting from PAS whose inexperienced wave momentum has taken Penang by storm within the Aug 12 state ballot, Bertam state assemblyman Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican has no higher possibility than to instruct his particular officer to submit a protest letter to the Seberang Perai Metropolis Council (MBSP) mayor Datuk Azhar Arshad.
“In the present day (Aug 22), I used to be inundated with complaints and inquiries concerning the internet hosting of a live performance that will probably be held on Sept 30 at Millennium Corridor in Kepala Batas,” penned the UMNO supreme council member and UMNO Kepala Batas division head in his Fb web page.
“Firstly, the internet hosting of an leisure live performance is inappropriate because of the surrounding of Kepala Batas and secondly, it will likely be staged two days after Muslims have celebrated the Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad’s birthday).”
For context, the stated live performance which includes a combo of Malaysian and Indonesian artists is slated to be held on the Dewan Milenium Kepala Batas in mainland Penang on Sept 30 at 9pm.
In the meantime Kepala Batas PAS Youth has additionally protested towards the staging of the live performance with its chief Mohd Farid Hamdi Mohd Redzuan urging the native authority to withdraw the license to host the live performance in view of opposition from the native individuals.
“The Kepala Batas PAS Youth additionally calls on non-governmental organisations (NGOs), native parish and the individuals of Kepala Batas to collectively protest the staging of the live performance,” he added. – Aug 23, 2023