PAS questions why 'Pinkfish Express' event allowed on chartered train


PETALING JAYA: PAS is questioning why the "Pinkfish Express" event was permitted on a Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)-owned train.

PAS information chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari (pic) said that the event goes against Asian culture, which prioritises good manners, politeness and moderate entertainment.

He added that events such as the Pinkfish Express on May 16 did not reflect Rukun Negara values and had tarnished the image of KTMB.

"Excuses such as to generate revenue cannot be accepted and will be seen as going against the Malaysia Madani philosophy of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim," he said in Facebook post on Sunday (May 19).

He said Malaysia, as a multi-racial country, should maintain a culture of having moderate forms of entertainment without aping the West.

Ahmad Fadhli said entertainment is not prohibited for Malaysians and Muslims but said Islam has comprehensive guidelines and that moderation in entertainment is the key to progress.

The Pinkfish Express, touted as South-East Asia's first entertainment festival on a train, was an event leading up to the Pinkfish Festival which will be held at Klang Valley in June.

The upcoming festival will feature various international and local DJs and performers.

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