Sunday, October 18, 2009

Let's hold our breath...

for Beyonce's I AM...
TOUR
live in MALAYSIA

Because you might never know which idiot decides to make a scene and try to call the whole concert off! The concert is scheduled to be held at Bukit Jalil on Sunday and even before this, a lot of hooh haah has been made by numerous parties with regards to the R&B diva and her sexy image.

As soon as the date was announced, PAS Youth called for its ban, citing that “This performance is not suitable for Muslims as her skimpy attire and behaviour onstage are immoral and lead to unclean behaviour. We oppose the holding of such concerts and we will take action to prevent such a concert from taking place in Malaysia.” So predictable.

Then, the National Union of Malay­sian Islamic Students (PKPIM), echoed the call for the banning of the Beyonce concert, raising its doubts that the singer would adhere to the guidelines pertaining to the attire, appearance and behaviour of performers.

This makes me wonder - "What's wrong with all these people?!!"

I mean what could skimpy clothing and sexy dancing do to the people who attended the concert? Let's face it, this is the 21st century where you walk down the street, you see ladies clad in skimpy clothing, ultra-short skirts, plunging neckline, and puffing that cigarette. I don't see any parties arresting them or trying to put a ban on people wearing skimpy clothes?!! So why do we ban these International Artistes from performing live here? (not forgetting that we can still watch their sexy moves on MTV) What's the big deal?

After the entire hullabaloo on the ARTHUR'S DAY celebration in Sunway Lagoon, featuring the Black Eyed Peas, life goes on for those who attended the concert. No one attempted to kill anyone or rape anyone and certainly crime rates did not increase the day after due to the influence from the Hip Hop concert sponsored by Guinness. What say you?

The Culprit

You see, the guidelines for filming and performance by foreign artistes are administered by the Central Agency for the Application for Filming and Performances by Foreign Artistes or Puspal, which is attached to the Information, Communica­tions and Culture Ministry. The guidelines may be clearly written or stated but the implementation is vague and arbitrary (which is not something new).

From what I can understand is that, as long as the organisers & artistes adhere and conform to the rules and regulations, they are allowed to perform. But what I could not understand is that how could the permits be retracted if any of the parties (such as you know who) oppose the concerts?!! How can that happen? Just because some idiots think Avril Lavinge is too sexy (huh?!!), doesn't mean the rest of us do!

Recently, the agency reinforced the regulation that liquor and tobacco companies are forbidden from sponsoring entertainment events (which has always been there but not practiced). This has resulted the AKON's concert to be cancelled after it was known that it was sponsored by Chivas. So when the ARTHUR'S DAY celebration was approved, it stupefied the many local concert organisers because BEP is sponsored by Guinness. And another major issue is that they decided to ban Muslims from attending but soon after it received international media attention, suddenly it was alright for everyone to attend.

So, what I am trying to say is that, it is unfair to have double standards in approving these events. If the guidelines are there, just adhere to them so that the organisers and us, the ticket payers don't suffer! And usually the dressing by artistes is not a issue unless someone decides to make noise about it! We are already so left behind from major concerts by big artistes simply because we have "stupid" rules and "idiots" in the board of approval. This is why Singapore is still the preferred venue, my dear people. Singapore has 70 live concerts last year and Malaysia has 20. Well done! (in sarcasm tone)

If these practices continue, there will be no big gig that would like to come and perform here! And who do we blame when the revenue for tourism goes tumbling down? Why perform for a bunch of orang utans whom can't take some tank tops and short skirts while we can perform for humans in a neigbouring country, wearing what we like and singing what we want?

Although I received offers for some free tickets, I wouldn't be going because I am no fan of Beyonce and I wouldn't like to see her clad in some "baju kurung" while singing "Single Ladies".

For that, I rest my case.

23 comments:

weihao said...

well said..:)

p.calais said...

perhaps before making all these rules and regulations,the government should have a look a t the recent survey conducted by askmen.com,where it was found voted/found that Malaysia is the 7th most horniest country in the WORLD!!!.

p/s:Singapore didnt even make in the top ten.

eiling lim said...

Weihao: thanks

Param: Haha... good one!

Emmy said...

Hi, i'm just another random reader of your blog and happened to stumble upon it while surfing for some article. Well, i must say that you write VERY well and i like how you put the words and things together. Well done and keep up with the good work. :)

(I hope i don't sound like some random lesbian stalker of some sort!I'm NOT!Just like how/what you write!)

suituapui said...

Just imagine if those people become the government...

My Reality and Fantasy Journey said...

thats why malaysia cannot grow forward because of this double standard and karenah birokrasi.

STP - yeah, it really make me scared by just thinking of it, fuh

KY said...

the simplest solution is of course, advice muslims not to go. cis.

Admirer said...

We have too many Idiots and Bigots running country.

What orang utans!!! Are you talking to me and what have I done this time?!! Haha!! ;-))

eiling lim said...

Emmy: Thanks for the wonderful compliments and have a great day! No worries, you don't sound like a stalker or some random lesbian!

STP: They might just be!

MRAFJ: That's why we are also left out in concerts and not only economically!

KY: But they want to go. How?!!

Admirer: oops... sorry if I have offended you, my dear orang utan! heheh...

Anonymous said...

Resistance to temptation is a test of one’s faith. A truly faithful person shall not be distracted by temptation.

Those who call to ban temptation are weak mind. By the same token; since ‘money is the root of all evil’, they should also call to ban all advertisement of banks.

Big Boys Oven said...

I dont care, I want to go! lol!

Big Boys Oven said...

I dont care, I want to go! lol!

Huai Bin said...

Instead of all this banning stuff, they should do it like Genting - not for Muslims and/or any other faiths which prohibit such activities. :)

Huai Bin said...

Oh ya, btw it's often quoted as "money is the root of all evil" but the actual verse goes "THE LOVE of money is the root of all evil". :)

Anonymous said...

go to turkey and morocco and you will see the muslims who are more open-minded than us. the girls dressed in a more sexy fashion (and of course, their bodies are also more sexy than most of us)

Anonymous said...

If the way of life is to follow the holy book fully, the holy book was compiled in the 7th century, does it mean true believer should live in 7th century live style? Whose interpretation of the holy book is accurate? Doesn’t the holy book permit progress?

Cath J said...

You know what.. I read half of your post.. and get more angry and angry.. I better stop now.. otherwise I feels like killing somebody already.. ;-p

Just 2 word.. Not fare at all.. (Oppss... extra 2 words.. ;-p)

eiling lim said...

Anon: You're right. Temptation is always around. How many can you ban?!!

BigBoysOven: Means you're going la?!!

Huai Bin: Yeah. By right they can't stop anyone from going. It's people's choice. The love of alcohol is also the root to all evil! hahh

Anon: yeah I was surprised muslims in Turkey are more modern & open minded than our muslims here.

Anon: Everyone has their own version of interpretation and our govt just happened to use it to their own advantages. Anyways, I still support human rights in regardless of religion.

Cath J: Nothing is fair in Malaysia!

Miss Canabiss said...

yeah, totally agree with you.if people wear sexy clothes,why should they bother?none of their business, anyway.

eiling lim said...

Miss Canabiss: Exactly. They can shut their eyes if they don't like!

zewt said...

there you go... it's been postponed...

Anonymous said...

Citing the Taliban’s interpretation of Islam, he said it was every Muslim’s duty to try to stop others from sinning. If one person in a village commits a sin, those who witness it and do not stop him will also be punished by God.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/world/asia/20hostage.html?pagewanted=3&_r=1&ref=world


Is the gomen practicing Taliban policy?

eiling lim said...

Zewt: Haha... oops

Anon: I think it sounds like we do!

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