Published: August 19, 2008, 18:24

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Tuesday cancelled a concert by Canadian rock singer Avril Lavigne, saying it may taint the Muslim-majority country’s independence day celebrations after the Islamic opposition slammed her show as being “too sexy.”

The Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry said it had decided not to permit Lavigne’s show because it was unsuitable to Malaysian culture and could not be held on Aug. 29, two days ahead of independence day.

“It is not timely. It’s not in the good spirit of our National Day. If we go ahead with the concert, it is contrary to what we are preparing for,” said Shukran Ebrahim, a senior official from the culture ministry’s department that vets all foreign artists

 

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Malaysia cancels ‘too sexy’ Avril Lavigne concert

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Published: August 19, 2008, 18:24

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Tuesday cancelled a concert by Canadian rock singer Avril Lavigne, saying it may taint the Muslim-majority country’s independence day celebrations after the Islamic opposition slammed her show as being “too sexy.”

The Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry said it had decided not to permit Lavigne’s show because it was unsuitable to Malaysian culture and could not be held on Aug. 29, two days ahead of independence day.

“It is not timely. It’s not in the good spirit of our National Day. If we go ahead with the concert, it is contrary to what we are preparing for,” said Shukran Ebrahim, a senior official from the culture ministry’s department that vets all foreign artists

 

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