It’s better for movement to explain to the Sultan, says MB

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SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Government will arrange for the state PAS Youth movement to seek an audience with the Sultan of Selangor to discuss and explain the protest against two artistes performing for the Sultan of Selangor Cup match.

“It is better for PAS Youth to meet with the Sultan to explain and discuss the issue.

“The state government will try to arrange it by the end of this month,” Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said after the weekly state executive council meeting.

He said the state would not want to jeopardise diplomatic ties with Singapore.

State PAS Youth chief Sallehen Mokhyi said the movement would welcome the chance to meet with the Sultan and explain the reason behind its protest against the performance by the two singers for the match on July 6.

“We have said that we have nothing against healthy activities like sports being held in the state but the performance by the singers will not be suitable.

“We also do not object to entertainment performances being held as long as they are healthy and youths will still flock to the stadium if singers like M. Nasir were to perform,” he said.

Gerakan vice-president Datuk Dr S. Vijayaratnam said PAS was now showing its true colours by trying to allow Islamic law to creep in.

“This is evident in its effort to ban the singers from performing at the match as well as its earlier move in demanding that syariah and Islamic administration be introduced in all states governed by Pakatan Rakyat,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Sultan of Selangor Cup organising committee chairman Datuk Karim Munisar said the event had nothing to do with Khalid’s 100 days in office.

“The match is an annual event,” he added. – The Star

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