KUALA LUMPUR: The controversial “Thai Hot Guy” event has nothing to do with the Malaysia Madani agenda, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah, Sarawak and Special Affairs) Datuk Wilson Ugak Kumbong.
“The Malaysia Madani framework is to cover all Malaysians and with such an agenda, don’t associate (it with the event).
“The government has no such programmes mentioned by YB,” Wilson told Ahmad Fadhli Shaari (PN-Pasir Mas) in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (March 22).
The latter had asked if the “Thai Hot Guy” event on March 30 was in line with the government’s Malaysia Madani agenda.
“The event at a club in Jalan Tun Razak (KL) will feature waiters dressed in female clothing.
“It was advertised on the Internet openly, even during the Ramadan month.
“Is this programme in line with the Malaysia Madani agenda?” asked Ahmad Fadhli.
In response, Ugak Kumbong said such programmes should not take place in Malaysia.
“I’m urging that such unhealthy programme not be not continued under the Malaysia Madani (agenda).
“Malaysia Madani is an initiative to develop the people such as the hardcore poor who are facing rising cost of living,” the deputy minister said.
Earlier Wednesday (March 22), PAS secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan criticised the event that was scheduled for March 30.
He said that based on social media ads, the officiating ceremony of the event would feature several hunky Thai males dressed in female clothing known as (Thai Hot Guy).
“This is overboard, insensitive, immoral and, in fact, disgusting,” he said.
Takiyuddin has urged Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to look into the approval given to the event.