Anwar welcomes Coldplay to KL in a tweet, netizens ask PM to help bring in other big acts to Malaysia

Netizens asks for Anwar's help to bring in Taylor Swift (right) after he tweeted welcoming Coldplay (Chris Martin, left) to KL. Photos: AFP

British band Coldplay has just announced that it would be playing in Malaysia for the first time on Nov 22.

Even Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim seemed elated with the news as he tweeted ‘Welcome to Kuala Lumpur!’ to Coldplay.

In return, his tweet has gotten netizens asking his help to bring in other big international acts to Malaysia.

A lot of them tweeted requesting for Taylor Swift to come to Malaysia. The multiple award-winning singer is currently on the road with The Eras Tour.

@Alifhussaini writes, “Datuk, we want @taylorswift13 era tour in Malaysia please”; @JajaTicketing says, “Taylor Swift next”; and @RawrsomeRogue says, “Bring Taylor Swift and Paramore please”.

@SyarifahAmin makes this promise: “PMX, can we have Taylor Swift please. I promise I’ll be a good citizen and pay all of my traffic summons.”

Meanwhile @_santhana wants Adele, whereas @sofw4n_ requests for Lana Del Ray.

Several netizens have also asked for Radiohead to perform in Malaysia.

@Fernandinies writes: “Minta anak perempuan kesayangan awak tu bawak masuk Radiohead dulu. Saya undi PH bukan sebab apa pun, sebab Radiohead je. Please my PM." (Please have your beloved daughter bring in Radiohead first. I voted for PH not for any reason, but for Radiohead. Please my PM.)”

Likewise, @uglyoutfitz tweets: “Bring Radiohead or The Weeknd before (they) retire” and @moemasriiii says: “We want Radiohead.”

Other big names that have popped up in the thread include BTS, Twice, NCT 127, Enhypen, Nicki Minaj, Seventeen, Iron Maiden and Beyonce.

A few also jokingly asked for the PM to sponsor their tickets to watch Coldplay when the group gets to KL.

And since Coldplay is performing in Malaysia on a Wednesday, one netizen writes, “Can give PH (public holiday) on that Wednesday, please?” while another tweets, “Sedih sebab jatuh hari Rabu. Boss tak kasi cuti. (I am sad because it falls on a Wednesday. Boss won't give me leave.)”

The prime minister later took to Instagram as well with a video message for Coldplay.

Besides welcoming the band to Malaysia, Anwar said: "Let us work together to protect our environment and keep the world safe."

This is probably in reference to the British group's effort in making its current tour "as sustainable and low-carbon as possible".

One of the ways Coldplay is hoping to accomplish this is by "reducing our consumption, recycle extensively and cut our CO2 emissions by 50%."

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