Comedy club owner's ban sets a precedent on religious insult matters, says FT Ministry

THE decision was made to ban the owner of the Crackhouse Comedy Club from obtaining a business licence for life to set a precedent on matters regarding to insults on religious issues, says Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias (pic).

The Deputy Federal Territories Minister said this was to prevent a recurrence of similar events in the future.

"This decision was made to set a precedent for other similar entertainment outlets in Kuala Lumpur that you cannot insult Islam or any other religion.

"We cannot compromise on such matters. That is simply unacceptable.

"It is insensitive, disrespectful and not healthy for people to insult and demean one another and their religions," he said.

When asked if the owners would be able to apply to renew their licence in the future, Jalaluddin said: "The owners are blacklisted for life from registering any entertainment business in Kuala Lumpur.

"If their name is on it (licence application) they won't get it. We have to be strict.

"Like I said, what they did is unacceptable."

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