PM to discuss Coldplay concert with Mufti

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will discuss with the mufti regarding the organisation of the Coldplay: Music Of The Spheres World Tour Concert In Kuala Lumpur which is now being urged to be cancelled.

He said that there was a dispute regarding the propriety of the concert not continuing because Coldplay was said to be one of the groups that supported Palestine following attacks by Israeli Zionists.

He said, if there were other issues involving the group, Anwar would also meet the international singer with the mufti.

“Coldplay is one of the groups that support Palestine, so there is a little problem (on why it should be cancelled). The previous government has also approved it. So, I will discuss with the mufti (on) what situation this is.

“Because there are lobbyist movements from Palestine who support and give views to the Foreign Minister and my office who asked why are groups that support the Palestinian struggle prevented from continuing the show?

“However, if this matter is raised because there are some other issues that we disagree on, I will discuss it again,” he said during the Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQT) session at the Dewan Rakyat today.

He said this in response to an additional question from Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal [PN-Machang] regarding the government’s stance on the Coldplay concert in order to understand the current situation involving the crisis in Gaza, Palestine.

On November 18, Mufti of the Federal Territory, Datuk Dr. Luqman Abdullah in a statement advised that the organisers of the Coldplay concert, do not continue the large-scale event which is considered neglectful and does not benefit the community in this country.

He said that the concert was clearly against the moral values and culture of the community in this country.

The statement shared on the official Facebook page of the Federal Territories Mufti’s Office was also accompanied by entertainment guidelines issued by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).

The concert will be held tomorrow. – TMR