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Avril Lavigne to Go On With Malaysian Concert

August 22, 2008 05:06:56 GMT

The singer has released a statement that she will abide with the local rules and go on with the show.


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Looks like Avril Lavigne will still travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next weekend to conduct the concert that initially created a stir for its opposition. The singer's manager Terry McBride said on Thursday, August 21 that Avril will abide to the local rules and get on with the show which is scheduled for August 29. "The reason why Avril is huge in Asia is she's respectful to the culture," Terry said.

Earlier this week, a party calling themselves Pan-Malaysian Islamic proposed for a boycott to the government for the show because it is deemed too "sexy" for the youths. The Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry then took action by canceling the concert and initiating it for a reschedule. The decision was ruled as the proper thing to do for Malaysia which is anticipating their independence day on August 31.

However, Avril revealed to MTV that she indeed got through with the government and will still conduct the show. "Well, I've actually been approved by the government to play a show," she said. "I've already sold 10,000 tickets there, so I will be going to put on a concert for the fans."

Reasoning on her decision to go on with the show, Avril continued, "They tend to, you know, sometimes not want Western artists in their country. I respect that, but at the same time, you know, there's people that listen to music there and want to see their idols and stuff, so it's all good: been approved by the government and (I'm) going to go put on a show and have fun."

Malaysia require that the stage costumes should cover from chest to knees and that they should not include any drug-related image. Shouting, kissing, hugging and jumping are also banned from the stage. "We've been respecting the process and making sure we have all the proper permits," Terry added.

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posted by Ajee on Apr 12, 2009
Hey i lik u very much ......cal me 9746920857
posted by DISGUSTED MALAYSIAN on Apr 02, 2009
well, the government here really knows no shame. they're already so use-to being international clowns. Banning the concert is very very minor compare to all the crap laws they enforce on the us. We don't really have civil rights, politicians and law enforcers are corrupted to the core ... to the people arnd the world, please know its a real shit hole of country here!
posted by DISGUSTED MALAYSIAN on Apr 02, 2009
well, the government here really knows no shame. they're already so use-to being international clowns. Banning the concert is very very minor compare to all the crap laws they enforce on the us. We don't really have civil rights, politicians and law enforcers are corrupted to the core ... to the people arnd the world, please know its a real shit hole of country here
posted by ajgurl on Mar 22, 2009
stupid government rules. wats da point of a concert w/out any fun??
posted by prey on Sep 07, 2008
hi avril iam ur number 1 funs
posted by najibs mistress on Aug 24, 2008
No jumping and no shouting? What kind of stupid rules are that. If Aug 31, you guys dont shout Merdeka kah? Kerajaan Malaysia Bodoh! Hey hey you you stupid Malaysian government.
posted by mei on Aug 23, 2008
remember the Muse concert incident? just because their main sponsor was tiger beer, it's asking all of us to drink beer -___-" sicko's flo-rida has sex related lyrics okaay, never ban him also. silly goverment, pffft
posted by avril\'s big fan on Aug 23, 2008
wow..i lik u puupuu..the way u comment are so....omg...im totally agree wif u...avril rockzzzzz
posted by i love avril on Aug 23, 2008
La Vain, do u think we need to check thier IC? look at thier face is enough.Avril is wat we want, not goverment or fucking youth society. i'm not ur son. so shut up goverment.
posted by ffs on Aug 23, 2008
s-h-i-t.... whatever!!!! Idiotic malaysian government@!!!!boooooooooooooooooo ftl!!! piki is better!!!F-U-C-K-I-N-G... dix~!!! xoxoxo
posted by ffs on Aug 23, 2008
s-h-i-t.... whatever!!!! Idiotic malaysian government@!!!!boooooooooooooooooo ftl!!! piki is better!!!F-U-C-K-I-N-G... dix~!!! xoxoxo
posted by PooPoo on Aug 22, 2008
If malaysia goverment cancel or postpone this concert, i'm going to burn malaysia down for sure. music for life. not culture for life. think malaysia, think! Avril rock to the max!
posted by peepee on Aug 22, 2008
if malaysia trully sincerely wanna cancel this concert , yup i agree with u poopoo i will burn malaysia into pieces , music for life ! Culture ??? hahahhaha malaysia culture ??? its all bullshittszzz man , avril we are on ur side
posted by PuuPuu on Aug 22, 2008
I agree with both of u. not just muslim in this country. think. u mind bout the sexiness? we dont mind. if u think it's too sexy, dun come! no point having concert with these fucking RULES. Avril you r the best!
posted by La Vain on Aug 22, 2008
Well, if the government is so concerned about Muslims getting corrupted with western influence or sexy acts, they should stand guard at the gates and check the IC. If a Muslim comes, keep him out! Rest of the world wanna have a life! Betcha, 10,000 tickets sold, only 5,000 will make it to the concert cos 5,000 Malays will be outside moaning they can't get in!

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