The 1975 have left the country, says S'gor top cop


PETALING JAYA: Members of British band The 1975 have left Malaysia, says Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan.

He said the band left the country on Saturday (July 22) morning.

"In terms of action against the band, there is not much that can be done.

"That said, we will hold the organisers (of the Good VIbes festival) responsible for their actions," he said when contacted on Sunday (July 23).

It was reported that the band's frontman Matty Healy appeared to be defiant and showed no remorse for his behaviour on stage.

On Friday (July 21), Healy started ranting on stage about the country's LGBT laws before kissing bassist Ross MacDonald at the Sepang International Circuit.

Organisers pulled the plug on the band's performance and the remaining two days of the music festival were cancelled by the Communications and Digital Ministry.

Comm Hussein was quoted saying that three reports were lodged at the KLIA police headquarters on Saturday (July 22) as the incident touched on the sensitivity of Malaysian society and made fun of the country's laws.

Those involved in the incident have been called up, he added.

He said that investigations were opened under Section 509 and 504 of the Penal Code as well as Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act.

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