No to concerts that lead to unruly behaviour in Kedah, says MB

ALOR SETAR: Concerts that lead to unruly behaviour will not be allowed in Kedah, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor.

He said in his Facebook post that the behaviour of youths jumping in an unruly manner at the Muda Mudi weekend festival in Balai Seni Alor Setar would be the benchmark for the matter.

"Yesterday's incident is a benchmark that any activity that can lead to overstepping local community norms will not be given space to grow.

"We encourage the organisation of events that are healthy for the body such as fun runs, fun rides, treasure hunts, fishing competitions and other competitions that comply with existing laws and guidelines of open events and local community etiquette," he said Monday (Oct 3).

Muhammad Sanusi said all district officers who chair committees related to entertainment licensing had been informed about it and the instructions were effective immediately.

Yesterday, a video of a musical group's performance on stage went viral at the event.

It showed young people performing various acts, including dancing, at Balai Seni Alor Setar and this caused a sense of uneasiness considering that it was held not far from the Zahir Mosque.

Kedah Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman Mohd Firdaus Ahmad was quoted in a media report yesterday as saying that the state government did not receive detailed information about the festival, including the concert held.

He said that he would call the main organisers of the festival for an explanation. - Bernama

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