DBKL to monitor club after controversy over planned 'Thai Hot Guy' event

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will be monitoring Privacy Club Tun Razak closely, the premises which is behind the controversial "Thai Hot Guy" event.

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah said no action would be taken against the premises owners as the event had not been held.

"The premises has the operating licence for a restaurant, so anything other than that is not allowed.

"If the offence is committed, we will take action, but if not, I advise them not to break (the law)."

The event slated for March 30 had been cancelled following backlash from various parties.

This was after posters of the event went viral on social media on Tuesday (March 21) featuring photos of male waiters dressed in women's lingerie.

"Since this issue has gotten a lot of objections from the public, city hall’s monitoring will be very strict on this premises.

"If the premises are found breaking the law, then we will look into issuing a warning letter to the premises," Mahadi said after the launch of Ramadan Bazaar food safety and zero single-use plastic campaign at the Taman Tasik Permaisuri Ramadan Bazaar.

Several political parties had lodged police reports on the said event as it is against Malaysian culture and norm.

The Star reported on March 22 that Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Ashari Abu Samah said 60 police reports had been lodged against the event as of 4pm on Wednesday (March 22).

Privacy Club Tun Razak had also issued a public apology on Wednesday following a warning from the police against going ahead.

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