The Star Online
25th January 2009
PAS remain persistent in their efforts to prevent popstar Rihanna from performing in Malaysia despite the Government's approval.
PAS chief Kamaruzaman Mohamad said the demonstration would mainly be to exert pressure on the Government to show that the movement disapproved of such concerts, which it described as unsuitable for the country.
Kamaruzaman said he was upset with the government’s decision to reject their memorandum.
“Rihanna’s image including her dressing is not suitable for our culture,” he said.
“Even if she wore a headscarf here, we know it is not her real self because she performs differently in other places,” he said, adding that they had sent a memorandum to the Religious Affairs Department to have a standard guidelines for such concerts.
PAS are obsessive and aggressive when the thought of Rihanna comes up, stressing and incessantly pressing the issue of prohibition. Despite their best efforts, the Government doesn't see a reason to stop the music.