Man Is Suing Organisers Up To RM1 Million For His Non-Existent Seat At BLACKPINK's Concert
A Malaysian concert-goer is suing BLACKPINK's Born Pink World Tour concert organiser, Live Nation Malaysia, for selling him a non-existent seat at their show in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year
Twitter user Nas Rahman, who is also a lawyer, posted an update on his account yesterday, 11 May, sharing that he is taking legal action after negotiations fell through between him and the organisers.
"After a series of negotiations, both parties did not reach an agreement. So, I'm lazy to explain too much, but I've filed a lawsuit against Live Nation and Go Live in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court," he said.
The BLACKPINK fan shared that he had to sit on the steps of a staircase at Bukit Jalil National Stadium for the entire two-hour show
Nas said he had bought tickets for seats number 36 and 37 in section 207 of the stadium.
However, when he arrived at the concert on 4 March, he was dumbfounded to realise that the seats in the row only went up to number 36.
After the concert, he immediately tweeted about his dissatisfaction, "Who else went to BLACKPINK's concert and faced the same fate as me? It was a missing seat... So, I had to stand at the entrance or sit at the stairs."
On 6 March, Nas issued a letter of demand to Go Live and Live Nation Malaysia to demand a ticket refund and compensation for the mishap.
However, according to Nas, they could not come to an agreement, leading to him filing a suit at the Sessions Court, which handles civil claims from RM100,000 up to RM1 million
In a TikTok video, he explained further about why he is proceeding to sue the concert organisers.
"The reason I believe action must be taken is not because of money," said the lawyer and legal firm owner, who is handling his own case.
He said that if he lets the issue slide, it may happen to other concert-goers in the future.
Nas added that the least he could do — as he was in the legal profession anyway — was to put the issue forward and let the court decide the outcome.
"It doesn't matter if I win or lose the case. I hope that this action may give concert organisers a lesson to follow through with their services to their customers... and for customers to also know their rights," he said.