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One week before the KL Urban Music and Art Festival 2016 would have been held at Sepang, its permit...

Permit for KL Urban Music & Art Festival 2016 revoked, new venue announced

By 10:56:00

One week before the KL Urban Music and Art Festival 2016 would have been held at Sepang, its permit was suddenly revoked by the authorities when a local politician and member of BANGKIT, Eddy Casmady called out the authorities and demanded for the cancellation of the event.

He claimed that the festival will cause the declination of moral values among the Malay community and promote hedonism and unpleasant behaviours among youngsters.

Eddy also cited drug abuse, alcohol consumption, homosexuality and extreme liberalism as supposed social ills that often take place at these type of events.

Due to his accusations, Eddy had received tons of backlash from netizens who said that he should then also ask for the closure of nightclubs, casinos and beer factories in Malaysia if he is truly worried about the degradation of moral values in society. 

Following Eddy's long list of complaints, a group of men led by the UMNO Youth Chief from the Sepang division, filed a police report against the music festival on 23 March 2016 which then caused the festival's permit to be revoked, even though it was approved two weeks ago.

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