PAS protests against music fest in Kuantan scheduled weeks before Ramadhan
The economic costs of PAS rule could be huge. This can be seen from the level of economic development and input of tourist dollars in PAS-ruled states.
(Focus Malaysia) – ANOTHER concert means another opportunity for PAS to politicise the issue and get on its high horse – again.
To recap, the organisers of the Kuantan Music Festival has come under fire from PAS for being insensitive to the plight of Muslims in Gaza.
Pahang PAS Youth chief Mohd Zarimi Abu Zih through a post on social media also lambasted the event scheduled for Feb 24 as being poorly timed as the holy month of Ramadhan is just a fortnight away.
The modus operandi of the Islamist party has always been consistent. It has always voiced its displeasure at such events.
Never mind that the Kuantan Music Festival will feature both regional and local artistes with an emphasis on talent hailing from the East Coast such as Kelantan Malay dialect singers Eda Ezrin and Den Manjo instead of rainbow-waving Western acts.
Furthermore, the organisers have proclaimed the event as a musical tribute to the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong who is also the Pahang state ruler Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and the 16th Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.
After all, this could well serve as a “welcome home” celebration for the royal couple who will return to their home state upon the completion of Sultan Abdullah’s five-year reign as Agong on Jan 31.