Operations of comedy club in TTDI suspended over offensive video

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has suspended the operations of a comedy club in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) here in connection with a video clip said to be insulting to Islam.

Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias (pic) said the DBKL action was a clear message that the government would not tolerate any activities deemed offensive to sensitivities on religion, race and the country’s sovereignty.

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"This issue has also received criticisms from nearby residents and netizens who felt that the viral video was clearly aimed at insulting and sullying the image of Islam.

"As the local authority of Kuala Lumpur, DBKL will never compromise on such issues.

"DBKL has conducted further investigations on the licence of the premises concerned and taken immediate action to temporarily suspend its operations," he said in a statement on Sunday (July 10).

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Jalaluddin said DBKL would continue with its enforcement operations and urged the public to report any such offensive activities.

The 54-second video circulating on social media shows a woman who claims she has memorised 15 juz of the Quran and then discards her tudung and baju kurung, leaving her in a low-cut top and short skirt.

Meanwhile, the establishment, Crackhouse Comedy Club House, strongly condemned the video in a Facebook post and said it had lodged a police report on the matter at the TTDI police station.

"The individual in question and her partner were banned from the venue immediately after the performance," it said. – Bernama

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