Kedah did not issue permit for concert, says exco man

ALOR SETAR: The Kedah government did not issue a permit or give its approval for the Choii Underground Music Tour Kedah 2.0 concert held at Taman Jubli Emas here on the night of Nisfu Syaaban (15th day before the start of Ramadan) last Saturday, says an executive councillor.

State housing, local government and health committee chairman Mansor Zakaria said that although an application was submitted to the state government, it did not mention anything about a concert.

“The state government takes note of the controversy surrounding the concert.

“However, the organisers applied for permission to hold a sales carnival and other events that are permitted in accordance with the guidelines set by the state government, and their application was approved.

“Therefore, the concert was held without approval from any state government agency and this is a very serious violation of conditions by the organisers.

“The state government will summon the organisers to provide an explanation on the matter and will decide on the next course of action in accordance with the law,” he said in a statement on Sunday night, Bernama reported.

The concert drew criticism on social media for disrespecting the night of Nisfu Syaaban, which fell on the same day.

In response to the backlash, Faris Azrii, the event organiser, issued an apology via a video posted on his TikTok account, admitting his mistake and clarifying that the concert had no links with any government agency.

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