Johor bans pool party

Johor bans pool party

The pool party was advertised on social media and news portals.

Malay language daily Berita Harian reported that women were requested to dress "half naked" for the party, and that there would be free alcoholic drinks.

The authorities in Johor swung into action and decided to ban the party, which was scheduled to be held today at an entertainment centre in the state, liberal news portal Malaysiakini reported.

State housing and local government executive councillor Abd Latiff Bandi said that details of the event publicised over the social media went against the law and cultural norms that could cause social problems among the youth.

He added the government will investigate the matter before taking further action against those who had planned to organise the party at Bukit Indah, a township in Johor Baru.

"If it is done at an entertainment premise, their business licence can be terminated as it goes against the business premises rules and conditions," Mr Abd Latiff was quoted as saying by Berita Harian.

"The police can also take action if the event is organised without a permit."

Mr Abd Latif stressed the state government will never allow such events as it is against religious and cultural norms of the country.

PERMIT

Meanwhile, the same report quoted Nusajaya police chief Noor Hashim Mohamad as saying that the police had received information about the pool party.

But he said the police had not received any permit application for organising the event.

He told Berita Harian: "If there is any application from the organisers, the police will discuss further action with the local municipal council."

Event offered free alcohol & called for 'half-naked' women.

This article was published on April 5 in The New Paper.

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