Posted by SM Maulana
(NST) – Selangor Pas Youth has threatened a peaceful demonstration at the Shah Alam stadium if Ella and Mas Idayu perform before the Sultan Selangor Cup on July 6.
Pas Youth chief Sallehin Mukhyi said more appropriate artistes should be selected to perform before the match. It claimed that the duo had tarnished the image of Islam, with their sexy attire.
Ella is known locally as the “queen of rock” while Mas Idayu is known as the “queen of dangdut”.
Sallehin said the state government should replace both singers with those more acceptable such as Mawi or Akhil Hayy.
“We know their (Ella and Mas Idayu) performances go beyond the norms of Malay culture and tarnish the image of Islam,” he told the press after submitting a memorandum of protest to Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s political secretary Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad yesterday.
The concert, organised by the state government through its subsidiary Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad, is scheduled to be the curtain raiser to the football match between selected veterans from Selangor and Singapore.
Sallehin said Pas Youth supported the sports programme and did not oppose the state-sponsored concert but felt the selection of the singers was inappropriate.