MB: Kelantan not against cultural activities

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  • Thursday, 02 Jan 2014

KOTA BARU: The state government is not against cultural activities as long as they do not contravene Islam.

Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob (pic) said cultural activities like makyong and wayang kulit could be continued as tourism products if they have educational values and did not deviate from Islamic teachings.

“For example, we banned wayang kulit as it has elements of polytheism, fantasy and cult, but when it is given a new approach which can educate the people, it can be continued in the state,” he said after welcoming visitors to the state at the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport here yesterday in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

Ahmad Yakob also asked all quarters to pay attention to cleanliness because it could have a negative impact on tourism to the state. — Bernama

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