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New Guidelines for Foreign Concerts in Malaysia Announced Regarding Dress Code & Blackout Dates

today15 March 2023


The late Kurt Cobain performing in a dress and tiara | source: Wikimetal

The Central Agency for Application for Filming and Performance by Foreign Artistes (PUSPAL) recently updated its guidelines for concerts and live shows by international acts in Malaysia.

The new guidelines include a dress code prohibiting male foreign artistes from cross-dressing or dressing up like women when performing.

Another rule states that large-scale concerts and live performances are not allowed to be held on the night before Islamic public holidays and on the actual date of such occasions, unless permitted by the country’s Islamic authorities.

source: FMT

According to The Star, the updated guidelines were made after consultation with various communities, including both Muslims and non-Muslims in addition to feedback from industry players.

Communications and Digital Minister, Fahmi Fadzil stated that the aim of these guidelines is to protect the…

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Written by: Syakir Roslan