This time around, those narrow-minded, ethnocentric buggers are out to get Beyonce. She's due for a concert here in October, but I believe the article hinted that the organizers haven't gotten approval for it yet.
PAS Youth's VP, Ahmad Sabki, says, "we are against western entertainment that promotes hedonism. We do not want our youth to be misled".
If PAS takes issue with hedonism, then I think they should know that consumerism is the epitome of hedonism. It's fashion, music, food, etc. It's everything. Why does PAS have to resort to tactics like these in order to be heard?
It's just so sad.
What is their problem with western culture anyway?
I think that nationalism is fuelled by past experiences. But in this century, if you're not on the globalisation/capitalism bandwagon, which have strong ties to Western power, there's no hope in development, isn't it?
If there weren't concerts, shopping centres, McDonald's, Fridays, Forever 21 in Malaysia, we won't be living like how we're living right now. There'd be no material comfort. No tall tall concrete penises too. And forget about "putting Malaysia on the map". *I hate that phrase*.
Why can't they stop holding a grudge?
I believe Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said it best when he said, "it is as if for PAS Youth, the effort to fight corruption, abuse of power and inciting racism is less important compared to the efforts to make sure the young who are just learning to love and wish to be entertained freely are obstructed from enjoying a little freedom".