Friday, August 29, 2008
More banning of concerts
It doesn't look like this banning of concerts business is going to stop. No, it's not a trivial matter, as some may want to think. It's about our choices and our rights. It's about the erosion of our liberal liftstyles that is being slowly taken away from us in the name of religion. If we give in today, we will lose more tomorrow. Politicians who used to complain and speak up for us are not doing it anymore - simply because they are now part of the new government or simply they are afraid of losing the support of conservative votes. The PAS politicians pushed for dangdut singer Inul to be banned and they succeeded. They wanted Avril stopped and they almost succeeded but our loud protest worked. They tried to stop Mas Idayu and Ellas but they failed because the Sultan of Selangor said no too. Now, the PAS-led Kedah government has banned dangdut, reggae, pop and rock concerts. What next?