'Thai Hot Guy' venue has no valid licence, DBKL looking at action to be taken

PETALING JAYA: The premises scheduled to host cross-dressing Thai men as part of its March 30 opening does not have a valid licence, says the Prime Minister's political secretary.

Commenting on the controversial "Thai Hot Guy" event to open Privacy Club Tun Razak, Azman Abidin (pic) said checks by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) found that the premises only has a restaurant licence.

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The licensee was apparently a company named Beijing 9 Sdn Bhd, he added.

“However, the company’s restaurant licence had expired on Feb 4, 2021. The premises also does not have an entertainment licence nor did it apply for one to hold entertainment activities,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (March 22).

He said DBKL was also checking to see if there had been any breach of rules and regulations which would warrant action to be taken.

Posters of the event went viral on social media on Tuesday (March 21) featuring photos of male waiters dressed in women's lingerie.

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Earlier, PAS secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said DBKL should reconsider allowing the event as it goes against local culture and is deemed as insensitive to Islam, especially during Ramadan.

“PAS also regrets that the name of former prime minister Allahyarham Tun Abdul Razak was used in the name of a bar. This is an insensitive and irresponsible deed, in fact it also insults the good name of our leaders,” he said.

He added that authorities must also be more careful when allowing companies and individuals to use certain names without considering whether or not it was appropriate.

He said the Islamist party objected to the event as it went over the limit, was insensitive, immoral and disgusting.

He added that the event was promoting a hedonistic and lewd culture, based on the text promoting the event as well as the photographs.

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