PAS MP Now Asks Govt To Cancel Bollywood Bash Featuring Hrithik Roshan & Prabhu Deva

He said it is the government's responsibility to "shut all doors to 'maksiat' (sinful act)".

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Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahman, a lawmaker from PAS, has now urged the government to cancel an upcoming international concert, this time featuring Bollywood stars such as Hrithik Roshan and Prabhu Deva

The Kuala Krai member of parliament (MP), who had previously called for the cancellation of Coldplay's concert, told the Dewan Rakyat today, 22 November, that the Stars on Fire concert is "unsuitable and insensitive to the rakyat when our brothers and sisters are being slaughtered in Palestine".

The Stars on Fire concert is scheduled for 1 December and marks Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan's return to Malaysia after eight years.

According to Latiff, the government must shut down avenues for what he described as "maksiat" or sinful acts, citing concerns about the moral implications of such events, reported Malaysiakini.

"I humbly ask the government to cancel both concerts," Latiff stated, referring to Coldplay's concert tonight. He also pointed out that the federal territories mufti had advised the public against programmes that are against Malaysia's values and culture.

Promotional poster for the upcoming 'Stars On Fire' concert in KL.

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Before Latiff's objection, the Bollywood concert set to take place at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium had come under fire from Malaysians online, who expressed their frustrations with entertainment events

According to the New Straits Times, the upcoming Stars On Fire concert came under fire from netizens, who deemed the song-and-dance concert as an "insensitive move" considering the situation in Palestine.

A promotional post about the concert on Berita Harian's Facebook page garnered thousands of comments, with several of them denouncing the Bollywood bash, reported the English daily on 10 November.

"Enough with the entertainment already. Please open your eyes and your hearts during times like these," wrote one user, while another remarked, "No sensitivity. Having fun while the Muslim people in Palestine are sacrificing themselves to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque."

"The situation there is one of suffering and sadness. Enough with the entertainment," another user said.

Meanwhile, Latiff also questioned Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's defence of Coldplay, where Anwar told the Dewan Rakyat yesterday 21 November, that the British band is pro-Palestinian

He expressed doubts about Anwar's claim and redirected the focus from geopolitical concerns, about whether the band supports Palestine or condemns Israel, to what he deemed a more critical issue, stating, "What is important in this matter is that Coldplay has been linked as an immoral group that supports LGBTQ+".

Latiff also referenced a past incident at the Good Vibes Festival in July, where another band called The 1975 displayed what he deemed as immoral behaviour on stage in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahman in the Dewan Rakyat today, 22 November.

Image via Malaysiakini

If you are going to Coldplay's concert tonight, police have issued an advisory, listing items that are not allowed to be brought into the stadium:

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