Police: 'Thirst' concert cancellation due to safety concerns

Police: 'Thirst' concert cancellation due to safety concerns
Concert-goers at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the venue for Future Music Festival Asia. The three-day music festival was abruptly cancelled on its final night on 15 March 2014 following six drug-related deaths. An estimated 85,000 festival-goers were to have attended the event.

PETALING JAYA - Police have denied that they were influenced by any party with regard to the cancellation of the 'Thirst 2015: We Are All Stardust' concert.

Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Razimi Ahmad said the concert was cancelled due to security reasons and that police had followed strict standard operating procedure in doing so.

"We did receive objections from certain quarters but that did not influence our decision.

"It was purely made to ensure the safety and security of everyone involved," he told The Star on Tuesday.

Seri Serdang PAS assemblyman Noor Hanim Ismail had earlier admitted to sending a letter objecting to the concert.

"I opposed it not just because I'm a Muslim, but I needed to be responsible to my constituents who had voiced their concern too," she had told The Star Online.

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