Even the Olympics may be deemed too sexy based on reports like the above. - Star Sports Page 57
I hope the AP report, which appeared in the NST today, isn't correct. The report, quoted a Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry official, as saying that it has cancelled a concert by Avril Lavigne. The reasons - it is unsuitable for Malaysian culture, should not be held two days before the National Day, untimely and not in the spirit of National Day. This is the biggest bull I have ever heard. It's simple, the ministry has caved in to the demands of PAS. Is the ministry telling us that one FT PAS official, Kamarulzaman Mohamed, makes this difference? Just because this chap tells us that Avril is "too sexy" for us. Please lah. My colleagues have told me that the organisers are still insisting the concert would go on and there is still no official statement from the ministry but certainly Malaysians do not need such suspense. This is the second victory for FT PAS in a row. The first was the ban on dangdut singer Inul. Only the Sultan of Selangor dared to stand up against PAS, which wanted to stop the Mas Idayu-Ella performance. Last night, the AP report made it around the world. We know pop concerts are staged at every Merdeka countdown, so the excuses given are pretty pathetic. At the rate we are going, we might as well ban MTV and Channel V on Astro - which could be next if our leaders are sucking up to the Mullahs for political favours. This is what happens when the government is weak. Next, we would have to burn our television sets because the attire of the Olympics athletes are too revealing and too sexy. Maybe we should learn to wear the turbans and learn how to ride camels from now. Remember, Hadi is the PM in waiting.