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KL club gets shutdown after posters and videos of club promo goes viral

KL club gets shutdown after posters and videos of club promo goes viral

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An opening of a private club in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia “Privacy club TunRazak” has been cancelled, as confirmed by Wangsa Maju police chief Ashari Abu Samah and the club organisers.

The club’s opening “Thai Hot Guy” event was said to feature male waiters from Thailand dressed in female outfits has been cancelled after the police saw 60 reports against the club. The “Thai Hot Guy” group is known for its waiters dressed in scanty women’s clothes from the Staneemeehoi restaurant in Bangkok which is popular with tourists.

Posters and videos of the event promotion on social media went viral and contained images of muscular men dressed in provocative outfits.  

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The promotion saw Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) calling out the event for promoting “a culture of hedonism, obscenity and free sex” and said it is in conflict with local culture. Moreover, the party pointed out that the event is being held in the month of Ramadan.

In an official statement, the club said that it respects the religious sensitivities of the country and does not wish to violate the laws that have been set. It added that all the media distribution regarding the programme was done so without its consent and as such apologises for the error.

In a press statement, home minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail also advised organisers to cancel any events that touch on Muslim sensitivities. Referencing the “Thai Hot Guy” event, he said that these events will cause “anxiousness” and “certain uneasiness” among Muslims in the country.

According to MalayMail it was also quoted that he said there must be ”mutual respect from those living in a multicultural society”.

Earlier this month, a PAS member also asked for the government to "control" the organising of concerts by foreign artists. Pointing out the recent Blackpink concert, he said that the “flood of fans” where there were around 60,000 fans, was against the values of a Muslim-majority nation such as Malaysia – especially with the floods ongoing in several states, said NST.

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