Ministry to go on with ‘mak yong’ performance


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 22 Mar 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: The Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry will go ahead with its planned mak yong performance in Kelantan, on April 8 despite the ban on such shows imposed by the PAS-led state government. 

“I will be there. I want to gauge the response from the people of Kelantan,” Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said yesterday after briefing a group of Barisan Nasional Youth executive council members visiting the National Crafts complex here.  

“The performance will also have dikir barat and wayang kulit. We want to bring arts to the people.” 

He said the performance would be held in Pengkalan Chepa – considered by many to be the stronghold of Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.  

“We will let the people decide. I expect the crowd to be in the thousands,” he said. 

PAS, after taking over the state government in 1990, banned mak yong in Kelantan on the grounds that it contained elements that contradicted Islamic teachings.  

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In Nation

Top Glove says it will improve workers' accommodations
Speaker: Pasir Salak MP calling Syed Saddiq a 'budak' just a joke, no bad intentions
Covid-19: Two new clusters detected in Sabah, says Health DG
Covid-19: 1,472 new cases, three fatalities bring death toll to 363 (updated)
Covid-19: Cases up by 1,472, bringing total to 67,169 (updated daily)
Pakistani retailers plead not guilty for bribery in Sabah
GOF 3rd Battalion: Mission is complete, but we leave with a heavy heart
Police nab 311 for various SOP violations
Shouting match in Parliament after deputy minister accused of showing middle finger
Covid-19: No new cases detected at USM hospital

Stories You'll Enjoy