Umno and Bersatu youth wings urge action against 'Thai Hot Guy' event

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth is urging the authorities to take action against the controversial "Thai Hot Guy" event.

The wing's exco member Datuk Shahrul Nasrun Kamarudin said the event scheduled for the March 30 opening of the Privacy Club Tun Razak here is against Malaysian culture and norms.

"Such an event is clearly against our laws. Based on the poster, the event's activities have LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) elements.

"The poster also shows a group of scantily-clad men wearing women clothing," he told reporters after lodging a police report against the event on Wednesday (March 22).

Shahrul said with the event scheduled to be held in the middle of Ramadan, "it is clearly insulting to Muslims in the country".

"We urge the police to take action against the organiser of the event as soon as possible," he said.

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

In a statement on Wednesday (March 22), the Prime Minister's political secretary Azman Abidin said the club does not have an entertainment licence, but only a restaurant licence, which expired in February 2021.

"We hope Kuala Lumpur City Hall will look into the matter," Shahrul added.

Separately, Bersatu Youth exco member Muhammad Harris Idaham Abdul Rashid also urged the authorities to take action against the organiser of the event.

"The performance depicted in the event poster is clearly unacceptable.

"LGBT-themed performances are clearly against our laws. They touch on the sensitivities of Muslims, especially during the Ramadan month," he said after lodging a police report at the same police headquarters.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Noor Dellhan Yahaya confirmed receiving the reports.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail also said on Wednesday (March 22) that the event should not go on as it could cause anxiety, especially among Muslims who will be observing Ramadan.

He added that the ministry will find out where the club got their approval from and contact the local authorities.

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