PAS leader Nasrudin Hassan questioned whether the government encourages “hedonism and perverse culture”.
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A PAS leader has called for the cancellation of the Coldplay concert in Malaysia, stating that it does not benefit the country, religion, or people.
PAS central committee member, Nasrudin Hassan, has claimed that the concert promotes “hedonism and deviant teachings” and should be cancelled.
In a Facebook post, Nasrudin attached a picture of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin raising the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) flag at a concert in London.
It is not the first time that PAS has opposed foreign artists’ concerts in Malaysia.
In the past, they have also called for cancelling concerts by Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Michael Learns To Rock, and MTV World Stage Live.
However, this call for a ban on concerts by foreign artists has been met with criticism.
Muda central executive committee member Ainie Haziqah has stated that PAS should focus on addressing the real issues the rakyat faces instead of calling for concert bans.
Additionally, when a concert is cancelled or postponed, it can cause a lot of inconvenience and frustration for ticket holders.
PAS Faces Criticism Over Call To Ban Coldplay Concert
While PAS has a history of opposing foreign artists’ concerts in Malaysia, their call to cancel the Coldplay concert has been criticised.
Meanwhile, on Instagram, actor and comedian Harith Iskander protested the call to cancel the Coldplay concert.
He condemned the actions of some who thought members of the Coldplay group supported LGBTG.
Earlier, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim welcomed the arrival of the famous British rock group.
Kuala Lumpur is Coldplay’s choice in this year’s Music of the Spheres World Tour series, besides Taiwan, Japan, Jakarta and Australia.
Coldplay, which consists of Chris Martin, Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion, is popular with songs such as My Universe, The Scientist, Yellow, Hymn for the Weekend, Fix You, Viva La Vida and many more.
Coldplay’s tour series started in March 2022, and the band has become one of the artists who sell the most concert tickets in the world.