But what’s wrong with Avril Lavigne!?!
Just because she has cat’s eyes? The Cleopatra style of eye make-up?
As far as I know she doesn’t wear too revealing clothes. If Gwen Stefani can come to Malaysia, why not Avril Lavigne?
Quoted by malaysiakini
Dalam laporan NST hari ini, Kementerian Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan (KeKKWA) telah membuat keputusan tidak memberi permit untuk penganjuran konsert Avril Lavinge pada 29 Ogos ini kerana ia tidak sesuai dengan budaya di Malaysia.
Rafidah yang juga naib presiden 1 Gamis, menegaskan bahawa konsert itu tidak perlu diadakan dalam bulan kemerdekaan atau di luar bulan kemerdekaan.
Bagaimanapun kata beliau, pihaknya tidak menyalah konsert tetapi artis yang mengisi konsert tersebut hendaklah ditapis oleh kerajaan atau mana-mana pihak yang membawa artis tersebut.
“Konsert tak salah, tapi orang itu (Avril) kita tak berkenan,” kata Rafidah.
Ok, the reason the Ministry gave is “tidak sesuai dengan budaya di Malaysia.” So, you mean they want us to stick to the Malaysian culture? Then, does this means that we will forever not get any more imports?
I must warn my readers not to get too rude or say anything that has sensitive elements. Please don’t drag in any political party, races or religions into your comment.
But I think our Government has lost the plot. They are trying to please everyone. It is like the story of the old farmer, his son and the donkey they are selling. Last last semua mampus tenggelam mati.
I think each of us must start to speak up before they start dictating what we can see and cannot see. I personally find it very patronising of them to do this to us. For example, the Catholics lawyers have stood up to the Home Ministry over what we can read and cannot read. Wong Chun Wai is also pissed with this over-the-top, holy-moly, moral policing already. However, I don’t agree with him attaching the sinister moral policing to only one single political party.
It doesn’t take a fool to realize that the tickets to Avril Lavigne concert is very, very expensive. Not everyone can afford it. Not me. So, how many people can be influenced? And they have to face the fact that there are millions of things more damaging to our budaya than a single singer. To all the parties who are against this, please open up your eyes and see. There is none so blind as those who refuse to accept the fact that our youths are constantly living in the filth of porn on the internet, Western cultures through the media and all sorts of moral decay. But should we be afraid and keep running away or shielding them? No. Equip them with basic good values and they won’t be influenced.